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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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Parking in a perfect world

"Sometimes, being able to come home to sleep every other night isn't as neat as it sounds. Sometimes, you spend the 15 hours listening to whiny people cry about how awful your truck is..."

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My conversations with truckers dealing with ‘suicide by truck’ cases

There’s no way to fully prepare yourself for this kind of tragedy, but being at your very best, all the time, gives you an edge.

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Round-up: Sundown at the truck wash; Pay the tolls already!

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo digging in her heels on her trucks-only bridge toll plan. And spectacular shots from the Reader Rigs gallery by truckers Tim Ramsey, Dan Parker.

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Notes on being part of the solution

"If you want to improve the industry, be a part of the solution by helping out, and maybe giving someone something they didn't necessarily learn in driving school, or from a trainer. It will only make your job easier in the long run."

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Owner-operator Robert Gray wins Democratic primary vote for Mississippi governor

Gray's CB handle, "Silent Knight," is evidence he's not much of a people person, he says. If he truly hopes to win, that will have to change. The Terry, Miss., native has his work cut out for him.

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And the flatbed adventure begins …

“I feel like the guy who shows up at the job site with new boots and a new tool belt.” -- George Parker's flatbed transition, in the books.

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Chi-Town Large Cars’ Southern Prez and his 359

The Chi-Town group's annual benefit and truck show is August 15 in Lynwood, Ill. -- Eady and his classic custom Pete (find photos here) are sure to be a part of it.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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I’ll say ‘no’ to corn dogs for $2.6 million, Alex

"The National Institutes of Health have spent a $2.6 million gubmint grant to help truckers lose weight." Such programs aren't "rocket science, and should cost as much" ...

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