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Missouri ballot would tackle tolls; ‘No polish required’

Aug. 5 ballot measure, with enough yes votes, would essentially raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of 1 percent and devote those new collected funds exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure -- and expressly prohibit tolling.

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Video: Most Beautiful winner shares life on and off the road

Emily Weymouth talks about women in trucking and the interesting things she does in her off-time, including modeling.

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Leave before you really have to go

"We were lucky to get the spot we did -- it was relatively safe and at least had the benefit of lighting from inside the gates we were parked outside of. It did not, however, include toilet facilities."

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VIDEO: Motorcycle stunt action at Pride & Polish

Jesse Toler and a fellow rider wowed crowds at the Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., on June 18, 2014.

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Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight a few of those recently announced team-ups. We’ll start with Navistar, which has tapped Eaton as its new supplier of heavy-duty remanufactured transmissions. The majority of the deliveries to Navistar’s roughly 350 North American dealers will be Eaton Flex Reman transmissions. ...

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Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretch

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

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Got a problem? Here’s the quick fix for it

I tend to be a little more direct in my problem-solving. I look for the soft spot in a problem and poke a stick in it.

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Special edition from ‘the preacher’ on retreads

Harvey Brodsky of the Retread Tire Association stresses the importance of tire upkeep -- and a few related resources from Overdrive.

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

Fiction posing as fact at the Counter of Knowledge

Enter any truck stop that has a “Counter of Knowledge,” sit down close enough to hear what they're saying and listen. You will be amazed and, quite possibly, revolted.

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Shout from a tank hauler in Jordan

Driver Fares Shishani -- of Jordan in the Middle East -- sent in a couple shots of his tank operation by way of a greeting to the American truck driver He hauls a regular route from the Port of Aqaba: about 500 miles on a three-day round.

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