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30-Second Trucker Tip: Stalled on train tracks!

A 100-car train traveling 50 mph takes a full mile to stop. So if you stall on the tracks and hear that train a-comin’, rolling round the bend, the odds are not with you. Such a predicament could happen if your undercarriage is too low to cross the grade, or if you fail to anticipate that traffic could trap you on the tracks. Check the September Overdrive for Carolyn Mason’s story, which has tips on how to navigate ...

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Two shows to keep on the radar in N.C., Texas

Brad Wike's Southern Classic in Lincolnton, N.C., kicks off Friday, September 11, and the East Texas Truckers Showdown in Nacogdoches September 26.

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Lives matter, regardless of who’s a fan

Wendy on Ontario court's speed limiter ruling: "If the people who bring you literally every single thing you eat, drink, wear, sit on, lay on and pee in don't represent a broad societal interest,' then I'm afraid no one does. ... Trucker lives matter."

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Top 10: States where brake violations are most prevalent

Headed into national Brake Safety Week (set for this coming week, September 6-13), here are the places where brake violations make up an outsize share of all enforcement actions.

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The clipboard theory

Wendy's people-watching yields sound advice: "if you see a female talking to someone, making that mesmerizing, side to side cobra-neck movement, do not walk towards her for any reason whatsoever."

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‘Second look’ at premium Kenworth Icon 900, following Fleenor Bros. custom treatment

Carthage, Mo.-based hazmat hauler Kyle Cousins and his Fleenor Bros. team take KW's Icon 900 MATS display model to the next level in the unit's Pride & Polish debut, now under Fleenor authority.

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Time to get back to truckin’

We made it home from our fourth Great American Trucking Show like we usually do – tired, beat-up and slightly hungover, but with yet another set of excellent stories and experiences, had with some of the finest people in the industry. It really is a treat, and we appreciate Randall-Reilly for doing a great job throwing the party. We flew into this show, because it's (supposed to be) easier, and George is on a committed schedule that ...

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Video: Robb Mariani on his favorite two subjects: Evel Knievel and, you guessed it, trucks

"I caught up with former American Trucker host and certified 'truck nut' Robb Mariani at GATS, where Mariani is one of the many people involved in the long restoration of the Evel Knievel haul rig on hand to greet GATS visitors at the Mack Trucks booth."

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GATS is rocking!

Tired Iron at Lincoln Chrome, appreciation for the staff that makes the convention center tick, and so much more... "We've got five minutes before we're supposed to be at such and such!"...

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Greater simplicity needed for Phase 2 efficiency regs?

Steven Davenport to EPA at GATS: "If you ... don’t get the technology to what’s the simplest thing ... we don’t get the environmental benefit, because people will hold onto those old trucks."

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