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Dinner with history

"So I'm flipping through my virtual Overdrive and notice the contest Delo is having for a prize that involves dinner with Edgar the crab guy...."

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Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

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George Parker, Gremlin Slayer

The gremlins in our midst are primarily concerned with making our lives that much more annoying by taking the cruise control away...

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Gender, personality traits and even more odd notions about numbers

Your days are numbered, so to speak. Drivers are bombarded by numerical characters, more so today than ever.

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Toll road to the CSA SMS…

Deep in the weeds of the CSA program, a reporter takes a toll road to a clean inspection...

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Changing Gear: MATS product review

This year’s Mid-America Trucking Show has long since come and gone, with the usual avalanche of new product announcements. With all of the great stuff that was rolled out at this year’s show, it’d be a near-miracle is anyone was able to keep track of it all. Naturally, a few noteworthy items might have gotten lost in the shuffle, but here for your convenience is a summary of this year’s highlighted products. Click on the headline ...

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A dollar or a black eye in Von Ormy, Texas

On winning -- and getting even...

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Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

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

Re-use, re-purpose, ridicule, repeat

George is skeptical of Wendy's recent recyling effort: repurposing a no-good cat collar as a bracelet: "Sometimes, being kind to the planet is hard."

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CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

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