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Changing Gear: High-tech solutions from TruckersBooks, Continental, TMC

Well, in this ever-changing world in which we live, the latest technology breakthroughs come fast and furious. In the trucking world, the latest hardware and software can help make drivers even more efficient and productive. Here’s a few recent high-tech items of note that can help keep you moving and in the black. Financial recordkeeping may never get easier than this. Truckersbooks has created an online diesel fuel and meals expense filing system designed to allow ...

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Eating my way South

What happens after a night of boiled peanuts, hush puppies and crab legs drenched in butter -- when you're supposed to be on a weight-loss program...

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Flying OTR with owner-operator Joe Czmiel

Introducing owner-operator Joe Czmiel's FlyOTR.com, offering 12-by-18-inch flags meant to fly from the lock bars on van doors.

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Who says truckers can’t agree?

In the wake of the scandal over the Maxim ad, Wendy says, "let congress know how much of a target the trucking industry will be if the insurance minimums are raised from $750,000 to $4 million," as some have proposed.

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Trucking through the contestants: Trucker Talent Search

Here find a handy way to stream the lot of our Trucker Talent Search contestants' entries consecutively.

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Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

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DPF ash cleaning retread

Trucks with DPF systems come with a warning light alerting the operator to the need for a cleaning, but many experts believe you shouldn’t wait for a warning light.... Plus: Wild non-commercial load to Cali.

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The Highway 69 blues

In Oklahoma, "enjoy the view, if you can concentrate after having your brain slammed around in your cranium."

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

CSA’s mad math: Readers right on lack of reliability

Clearly the “A” in CSA isn’t working when the data being accounted for paint a distorted picture. The result is a system where too many small carriers are assumed guilty until proven innocent.

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Good things happen, too: Saluting truck-stop staff

"Here's to all the shower cleaners, clerks and stock personnel working in a truck stop today – thank you. We appreciate you and really do notice the job you're doing."

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