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Cybersecurity alliance formed specifically to address IoT, the Internet of Tru…, um, ‘Things’

In AT&T's analysis of the threat to internet-connected things, including vehicles, over the recent past, the company said "in the past three years" it "has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices."

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Letters to the future

"It's kind of hard to decide what to tell someone in the future. As nutty as the world is today, there's really not much advice to give, except for, 'Keep your head on a swivel.' While it's excellent advice, it's not really profound."

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E-logs and detention, redux | An 800-pound gorilla in need of a few good lumpers

Will ELDs point the way out of the detention 'quagmire'? If they do, it won't happen all at once, no doubt. Could be a wild ride ahead ...

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Roundup: DPFs and fire, football and truck stops

A lawsuit filed by the Alliance for California Business pushes again against the California Air Resources Board's emissions regs over the issue of DPF safety and fires. Plus: NFL rookie of the year Dak Prescott's connection to trucking.

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Notes on vernacular

“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I'll mosey out of your way momentarily... stand by.” Feel me?

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Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl 2017

George, as Wendy's running commentary continues: “I've listened to Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl for almost three hours, do you think we could just be quiet during overtime?”

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North Dakota contemplating 80-mph speed limit

How fast is fast enough? Revisiting the question in light of a potential boost in speed limits to 80 mph in North Dakota, and more on Trump's two-for-one out/in regulatory order ...

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Do it right, even if it’s ugly

Bit of tribute to the open-deckers running high, wide, heavy, ugly: "Sometimes you get to be Elvis, and sometimes you're Jed Clampett, but both of them pay the bills. Do it right, even if it's ugly."

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PTDI, others: A behind-the-wheel minimum is ‘critical’ for effective training rule

Just why did FMCSA exclude a behind-the-wheel minimum from its entry level training rule? Answers explored here, with views from another call for the agency to reconsider the rule to include a BTW minimum.

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Sacrifices to the highway spirits

When the highway spirits took an impact drill battery in lieu of a sacrificial offering: "Sometimes, obeying strict superstitions on the road is hard."

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