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The island of lost socks

It's a commonly known fact that I'm a bathroom queen. I can forgive almost any transgression if a truck stop has nice clean bathrooms and good showers. I've expanded my horizons to nice laundry facilities and am extremely thankful for any place that has the golden trifecta of pleasant staff, good showers and nice laundry facilities. Spending a few days in Wildwood last week, I had my choice of nice facilities. TA, Pilot and 75 Chrome ...

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Dashcam adoption following same path as ELDs

Swift's plan to install dashcams in more than 6,000 trucks reflects a trend that shows, once again, the contentious interplay between technology, privacy and return on investment.

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Truckers Against Trafficking receives well-deserved honor

Trucker Bill Brady accepted the Suzanne McDaniel Award for Public Awareness from the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus on behalf of the organization.

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Lil’ Trucker multitool: Crowd-funding launch May 6

The Lil' Trucker from Innovation Factory is an "all-in-one axe, wrench, bottle opener, and fold-out saw." Also: It works pretty well on zombies, as the short film here well demonstrates.

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Don’t tread on me

It's Sunday, let's preach it! "Banning trucks from the left lane is completely the opposite of safe, and don't stand on a flag if you want me to listen to what you have to say."

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You’re selling what?

"How bad do you have to want a set of dentures to buy them from a guy in a truck stop parking lot?"

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Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere’: Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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I kissed a truck (and I liked it)

"Our first Wildwood experience was awesome! ... Our Precious took 3rd in the Wash and Show portion of the Pride and Polish competition," among other happenings...

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The Roadcheck effect

Take a visit to the mechanic? Go through the truck with a fine-toothed comb? ... How do you prepare for the annual 72-hour inspection blitz? It's coming soon -- June 2-4.

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