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‘Do we need any more trucks in our community?’

VIDEO: What happens when a service shop wants to put in secured truck parking on their property -- citizen backlash, citing "every kind of crime" trucks supposedly bring with them....

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New tool for the holiday road: Aggregated road alerts from Twitter

Introducing our new "Roads 511" list on Twitter, a central spot for live updates from state DOTs and 511 traffic sites posting timely updates from around the nation.

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Further evidence to give an abundance of thanks

"For those of you who don't make it home for Thanksgiving, you will be thought of at our table this year, and you have our family's sincere appreciation for doing a really hard job, as we give thanks for an abundance of things to be thankful for."

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Alert: Brokerage fuel-advance scams on the rise with sophistication of identity thieves

Thieves posing as both brokers and carriers, and in some cases successfully claiming old or even active authorities for themselves, are increasingly using this scam to nab unearned fuel advances before disappearing.

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End the year with smart tax decisions

Potentially big changes loomed at year-end regarding depreciation limits for 2015 income taxes.

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Meteor showers and the return of the CB

"I'm pretty sure there's a distinct possibility we were abducted by aliens the other night. At least that's how the story would go if I were telling it at the Counter of Knowledge. ..."

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Christmas in November — drone video of the Capitol tree haul

And: Pictures of the loading of the Rockefeller Center tree in Gardiner, N.Y., earlier this month, care of reader Scott LeVan.

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An open letter to one-horse news

"It's that time of year again, kids, when every single one-horse news rag in America sops up local viewers with fiery truck crashes and promises to show them something they 'absolutely will not believe' is happening on their highways."

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‘Truckers for hope’ — big plans for the new year

Founded to benefit children and their families while being treated at St. Jude hospital, the Truckers for Hope group spearheaded by driver Chris Dowdy enters its third year with big plans.

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Truck cleaning 101

What "do you need your truck cleaned" really means -- and how Wendy found out. “Wow. If only people knew how wrong they are about truckers being dirty. They even have truck maids, and there are a whole bunch of them in Memphis!”

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