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Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 …

Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 ...

Scott LeVan was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when, he says, parked at a rest area on I-77 in Ohio, his dashcam happened to capture views of criminals involved in a carjacking at the area.

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Notes on having a Good Friday

Notes on having a Good Friday

Good news for Good Friday, and a side note: When Googling “good news,” always remember to make sure you haven't typo-ed the “g” out and hit an auto-corrected “odd news”. I was mortified to think “Oregon voters could decide to toss Constitutional ban on duels” might be good news ...

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Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington

Two updates -- audio of Todd Amen of ATBS' conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.

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Polishing in 30-second intervals

Polishing in 30-second intervals

"Welcome to Springtime in Ohio, folks. Put on your water wings, wind sails and parkas, and exit through the gift shop, please!"

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The custom upgrade inside Jay Holsomback’s 1996 KW W900L

A look inside Georgia-based owner-operator Jay Holsomback's 1996 Kenworth W900L after a full upgrade custom designed by Holsomback and Aniceto Ocampo. Holsomback brought home second in Working Interior, OEM Sleeper, at MATS.

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Is your gut in order?

Is your gut in order?

Does Wendy enjoying exercising? Grumpy cat answers, but the MATS2GATS Fitness Challenge is increasingly motivational for her and many others in practicing better health.

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Used truck glut can spell bargains for buyers

By January 2017, retail prices for 3- to 5-year-old sleeper tractors averaged $65,910. That was $7,412 lower than the same group a year ago, and with 2.2 percent fewer miles.

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‘The Monkey’s Paw’ for a thousand, Alex

'The Monkey's Paw' for a thousand, Alex

"I found it under my seat. The seat that would be cursed forever with hateful monkey paw germs and juju. I came out of the truck like a rocket when I saw it. I almost touched it. It was horrible."...

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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Knowing me, knowing you

Knowing me, knowing you

"If you didn't just have an Abba moment, we probably can't be friends." Wendy's notes on idiosyncratic soundtracks, personality, sing-alongs on the road, and more...

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