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Do you even clutch, man?

George convinces Wendy he can float the transmission into reverse "if I get the RPMs high enough." -- "Sometimes nothing matters but getting ice cream on your face and laughing with the people you love."

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“God and God Alone”: Driver-songwriter Paul Marhoefer’s latest

The song has its roots in an accident that destroyed Marhoefer's Western Star in 2001 and nearly killed him, bringing on some tough times for the family. Hear it -- and more from his lately-released EP -- here.

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Highway bill: So much, yet too little

The new highway bill did nothing to create stable user-based funding to make our infrastructure program self-sustaining.

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Merry Christmas to the rat king

"Dear FMCSA, Happy holidays, from a small business trucking family!" ...

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Mailbag: Answering a few ELD mandate questions, and more trucking views

In this Channel 19 edition of Overdrive Radio podcast edition a few ELD-mandate-related questions answered, and a round-up of ongoing commentary coming in on the podcast line...

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In search of a decent hair barrette

"Sometimes, finding regular things when you're on the road is hard." Wendy's search for a barrette not "encrusted with enough cut glass geegaws to start a fire in the direct sunlight" continues...

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ELD mandate represents a ‘piece of freedom’ under threat, say readers

Audio: Three views of the ELD mandate show the strong opposition felt among many -- meantime, more debate on the pre-2000 model year exception and just who benefits most, by the numbers.

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Don’t freak out, man

If ELDs are to be mandated, more work needs to be done: "Maybe we shouldn't freak out, but we should definitely make our concerns loud and public during this two year transition period."

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Bad news from the parking trail: Another lot joins the ‘no parking’ list

The expanses of Walmart parking lots were once viewed as friendly places for an overnight, and were often utilized by truckers in locales under-served by traditional truck stops -- that continues to change ...

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The new cost of e-log compliance and FMCSA’s denial of small business exemption

Following a comment dust-up over the real costs of compliance of an ELD mandate, the agency relaxed certain portions of required device spec's in the mandate's ultimate version. But it also blocked attempts at exempting small trucking companies from compliance.

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