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Elderly trick-or-treaters unwelcome: Report from the Cat Litter Wars

"When a 15-year-old man-boy in a costume consisting of a backwards flannel shirt and funny nose glasses gives you a baritone, 'Gimme some candy,' the good feelings dry up."

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Court presses OOIDA on ‘unconstitutionality’ of Calif. emissions regs during oral arguments

The court overseeing the OOIDA’s lawsuit against California and its stringent emissions regulations heard oral arguments last week in the case, and, per one report, OOIDA faced tough questions about its suit and the evidence used to support it.

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Holding on: Independent Zach Beadle and the ’76 Peterbilt cabover he won’t soon sell

More on emissions-system maintenance problems from one independent in Texas: "If a truck is always broke down and it takes forever to get it fixed, I'll stick with my old truck!"

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Surly Long-Haul Trucker spotted, and: How many ‘professional’ scare quotes can you get in a letter?

The magic number is four, if a letter to a Wyoming paper about supposed dangerous drivers around the TA in Cheyenne is any indication. And: more two-wheeled transport on the long road.

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When real life requires following the rules, even if it sucks

Or: How to get more drive time out of your e-log. Ever had to stop for a 10-hour break 30 minutes from the house? Wendy Parker: Been there, done that.

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What’s the best smartphone app out there for document capture/scanning?

What's your choice for document scanning -- we're working on a survey of what's out there, both trucking-specific and otherwise. Weigh in here.

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‘We’ll take care of ya, son’: The brotherhood exists, take three

In which a newbie gets his first CB, and a valuable lesson: "That's what trucking is all about, son. We take care of each other out here, least that's how it's s'posed to be." ...

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Poison pill for independents in the House highway bill?

With the House T&I committee's markup of the highway bill under way today, detail on a provision that could have a chilling effect on broker business with independents and small carriers.

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Flashbacks and fast tracks

Trucking success beyond the road: Wendy looks back three years on the success of trucker-singer-songwriter Tony Justice and the folks behind Diesel Life apparel.

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Roundup: The WSJ, again — CARB rule a ‘scam’; A night on the Pacific in Cali.

The Wall Street Journal lays into the California Air Resources Board's Truck & Bus Rule for diesel trucks -- the most significant mainstream criticism yet. And: Jim Wright's Pacific idyll of a layover.

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