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‘A broken system’: Small fleet owner on CSA, SFD reliance on roadside inspections, violations

Hazmat, securement violations for a two-gallon tote holding spare oil? Check. Bob Delullo's thoughts on CSA and the proposed SFD rule are a variation on the "garbage in, garbage out" phrase to describe systems doomed by the component parts on which they are based.

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Parking: To pay or not to pay, that is the question

"We, as a rule, don't like paying for parking. That said, when we go to areas of parking hell, the stress level is reduced by about a million percent by knowing we have the option, even if we don't like it."

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Revisiting a classic and a class act: Butch Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358

On the byways of Wisconsin, my meeting of Leon "Butch" Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358 -- reader Al Zieher recalls the rig well from his youth, as Mueller was himself just beginning a 4-million-mile tour of duty in the rig.

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Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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Pennsylvania county goes proactive on highway-ramp parking

Penn. state patrol in Lackawanna County reportedly has stepped up ticketing of drivers parked on ramps, but quick press response shows some hope on shifting prevailing attitudes/awareness of the parking issue.

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A stranded truck, sub-zero temps, the smell of trouble

In this video, Mark Tricco recounts his encounter with a driver unprepared for being stranded in a Canadian winter.

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Rearview: Peterbilt ads through the years

From the long needle-nose models of the ’60s to the cabovers of the ’70s and ’80s, the 20-year reign of the iconic Model 379 and today’s modern aerodynamic tractor stylings, Peterbilt tractors have graced the back cover of Overdrive for nearly 40 years. Here's a look at some of the truck maker's Overdrive ads through the decades.

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Notes on keeping your fur shiny

"Sometimes, being proactive is hard – but it's worth the investment. Take care of yourselves on the road!" More from Wendy on the benefits of telemedicine and health care generally, despite marked problems.

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Classic former Burt Reynolds-owned W900B, across the pond

How a U.K.-based trucker came to possess a classic mid-1980s W900B, only to realize its former owners here in the United States including none other than Smokey & the Bandit star Burt Reynolds.

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Getting involved gets easier

The act of casting a ballot is the easy part. Educating yourself on what's going on enough to be able to decide on how to vote, or how to influence your representatives to vote, is where the work comes in. And, yep, there's an app for that.

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