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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

Podcast: Two unaffiliated groups -- Tony Justice and company's ELD or Me, and the Texas-headquartered Operation Black and Blue -- share details for ELD mandate protests coalescing around a beginning date of October 3.

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Giving a little trucker love back to Texas

Chronicling a haul of donated hay to Southeastern Texas in the wake of Hurrican Harvey, under the power of driver Jerry Novak's Ohio-based rig: "This isn't just the way Americans are supposed to act, it's the way human beings are supposed to act, and it's uplifting and humbling to do a story about it."

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Vid: N.C.-based Erick Engbarth’s 2009 KW — bonus ’53 Case tractor in the family a half-century

Independent Erick Engbarth showed his 2009 Kenworth W900 and 2015 Utility dry van alongside his son's 1953 Case DC farm tractor, fully rehabilitated, at the recent Southern Classic show in N.C. Erick hauls motorcycles and other freigth coast to coast.

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Communication breakdown

On anti-ELD messaging: "How about instead of telling people trucks are dangerous, tell them they may not enjoy the quickness of Amazon Prime overnight service. ... I can assure you, in this day and age, that is just as terrifying to modern day humans as the moon being eaten was to the cavemen."

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Finger on the ELD mandate — good marketing or well over the line?

A reefer trailer advertising an ELD product with a quite actual giant middle finger to the regulation brought a question from a longtime operator about overall driver image. Whatever you think aboout the ELD mandate, are such ads over the line or all in good fun?

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High-touch fatigue monitoring: Too close for comfort?

How do you feel about driver-facing cameras? Or wearable devices that assess your alertness and project how quickly it will decline?

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That’ll be all, Henrietta

George gives Wendy a solution to difficult phone conversations: “Next time you talk to her, just call her a different name every time you refer to her." ... You look lovelyin red, Jalisa.

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Scenes from Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show

Famous movie trucks, owner-operator rigs, small fleet flagships, restored gems and more: What it's all about at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show in Lincolnton, N.C.

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Little Johnny has a plan

What do you want to be when you grow up? Mrs. Grover's lesson for third-grade Johnny Calvin's get-to-know-you session provides a wisecrack answer from Calvin himself, revealing truths about the U.S. Congress' sole oversight: the votes of the constituents.

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Next-generation owner-operator Ethan Madden on the 1984 Peterbilt 359 custom rig he’s spent his teens on

Video: catch a variety of views on 17-year-old Ethan Madden's custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, a truck that's passed now through three generations of Texas Maddens to score a second in its Antique class at the GATS Pride & Polish a couple weeks back.

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