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‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook's "Black Out" 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Truck-Lite, Amsoil, Fontaine Modification, Rotary Lift

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s ultra-wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB tires: the TY517 (drive) and RY407 (trailer). Both tires are available in size 445/50R22.5. Truck-Lite Co. has implemented an online series of technical courses as part of its new Truck-Lite Training Institute program, a series of Web-based lessons designed to educate ...

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I love the smell of 70W in the morning…

Three creative solutions to long-haul storage problems in the new truck.

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Pride & Polish: A photo gallery to end all galleries

If you've missed it as yet, check out the 400-plus photo gallery from the Pride & Polish event a few weeks gone in Wildwood, Fla., over on the P&P website.

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Put the brakes on inspection

"We had our first Landstar 90-120-day inspection this week. It just so happened to fall right before the big Safety Push 2014, and although it ended up being expensive, I'm really glad it happened when and where it did."

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Podcast: STAA driver-whistleblower protections explained

With the proposed anti-driver-coercion rule from the FMCSA now in a public comment period, the added legal protections it would bring for those blowing the whistle on unscrupulous motor carriers brought to mind the sometimes overlooked protections that already exist in the STAA.

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A spare tire walks into a bar…

George and Wendy take a trip to the beach for the first in a long time -- look in the mirror says, time to gear up for a weight-loss initiative; you can help their success, and your own!

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Forgetting a parking place and other highway goofups

If you've forgotten where your truck is parked, you’ve got something in common with most four-wheelers.

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

More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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Changing Gear: ACT Expo highlights from Freightliner, Kenworth, Eaton, Chart, dHybrid, Penske

The annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo normally tends to be a fleet-centric affair, with discussions and product rollouts that pertain mostly to more sizable trucking companies. But for owner-operators interested in exploring alternative fuels such as natural gas and willing to take the financial plunge, there were a few interesting announcements made at last week’s event in Long Beach, Calif. Freightliner Trucks soon will offer factory-installed liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for the Cascadia 113. ...

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