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Ark. installing virtual weigh station on U.S. 64

"Dodging the scale" on I-40 near Alma, Ark., might well get a little bit tougher, according to reports that the state is building a "virtual weigh station" on U.S. 64 in the area.

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Cadillac + custom International Eagle = The Game Changer

“I figured it’s time we brought something different to the equation. That’s why I call it The Game Changer,” says owner Zebie Daniel.

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Peddling hokum as real news

Twice this week, the media has taken their own click bait so seriously they've managed to blatantly misconstrue two different stories into a whole bunch of hooey that isn't true. Shocking, right? First of all, North Carolina State Troopers never said they were pulling people over for one mile an hour over the speed limit. That was never a directive, and according to Sgt. Edwin Forbes in an interview with NewsChannel 3, “That is not accurate, ...

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Audio mailbag from the ‘driver wage shortage’

In this mailbag podcast, an owner-operator out of Charlotte, N.C., offered an addition to the "driver shortage" phrase that he -- along with many others -- feels might well clear things up a bit. He's not the first to say it, but it bears repeating.

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Culling the past to move, then culling some more

Wendy on her two-day stint prepping for a garage sale: "Clearly, this is an effort I need more than two days to complete, but time ain't on my side right now and if we're gonna do it, we gotta get it done. Out with the old, and back to the road." Also, notes on George's birthday...

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Highway ‘devolution’: How has it impacted owner-operators? Reader comments wanted

Owner-operators, how has your operation been affected by highway funding devolution? Greater congestion? More tolls? Greater variability in highway conditions from state to state? Let us know here...

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‘CSA-equivalent’ scoring pitched to brokers, shippers

Regarding its "CSA-e" re-engineering of CSA percentiles, SaferWatch raises the specter of negligence lawsuits for brokers not utilizing available information assessing risks when selecting carriers -- but if Congress and so many others are right, it's never been a better time to stop such use altogether.

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Drivers under attack from vulnerable positions

Wendy argues advocates might do well to fight for carry-permit reciprocity rather than a special federal permit for interstate truckers: "If you have a concealed carry permit in your state of residence, it's asinine that it wouldn't be observed in all states."

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File under ‘Uberization of trucking’ — two recent announcements

Trucker Path's "Truckloads" feature to officially launch publicly with brokered freight March 30. And: Overhaul service for high-value/high-security loads coming later in the year.

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Rearview: From risqué to recognition

Despite the fact that each issue featured hard-charging long-form articles and opinion pieces organizing trucker strikes and taking on powerful lobbyists and unions, many covers in Overdrive’s first two decades sported a softer subject: the monthly Overdrive’s Date Master.

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