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CSA scores behind the curtain — what’s next?

Following FMCSA's pull of the CSA SMS from public view, some signs that the CSA bell will continue to ring in carrier selection processes from brokers and shippers in the "private CSA world." Some reader views, too, on FMCSA's move.

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Medical certification: A cautionary tale

The screws are tightening on truckers' medical certification. Prepare for re-certs: "Have documentation from attending physicians on any diagnosis that may raise a red flag during a DOT physical."

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Looking back — and forward — with Pure Grain to the band’s ‘Truckin Song’ video

"We are grateful of the support and love we have received from the truck drivers who have embraced us over the years." --Pure Grain's Brian DeBruler on the band's first vid, "Truckin Song," reaching 1 million views.

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VIDEO: Stuck under an overpass!

If you are jammed under an overpass, you face financial, legal and employment disaster – not to mention the unending humiliation when your truck pics hit social media.

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Nathan’s heart touches our soul

Wendy checks in on young Nathan Glasgow, the child behind "Nathan's Heart Project" now recovering from brain tumor surgery in Pennsylvania. "He's a helluva kid, and we have no doubt he's got this."

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Two views from the independent road

Two views on the KW and Pete of two operators that express what we don't hear enough -- that's joy, simply put, in memories of the past, satisfaction at a job well done in the present, and hope for the future.

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Impossible dreams of obeying the law

Joys of rules and regs: "The Ohio DOT has re-opened a weigh station -- on the right hand side of the road, mind you -- in a construction zone that has signage for all big trucks to be in the left hand lane."

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‘Poison pill’ for independents reportedly out of highway bill

House-Senate reconciliation of differing versions of a long-term highway bill, announced Tuesday afternoon, notably excluded "interim hiring standards" language that excluded unrated carriers.

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What sets your business apart?

In any bid to build long-term relationships with (and secure direct freight from) shippers, it's a question "you have to be able to answer before" you embark, says Henry Albert: "Why you?"

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No penalty for Christmas music after Thanksgiving

"I'm the idiot who thinks I'm going to hand-make every gift given between December 1 and Christmas." -- Sometimes, the holidays are hard.

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