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They weren’t mad at all

Video and report: Wendy visits her town council on the parking ban in place.

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Navigating ‘amateur day’ with the four-wheelers

"Amateur Night," by driver Bill Patterson: "I dread Saturday nights. You never know what will happen." Profiling the texter, the brake-footer, the rubbernecker, the NASCAR wannabe and ...

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The signs sometimes don’t tell the whole story

"Sally forth, warriors of the road, shower on and keep America moving in a clean and orderly fashion. Or just wear shower shoes. Especially if you're showering in Delaware."

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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Old dogs don’t need new tricks

The pull of the canine, in more ways than one: "People are a lot more inclined to be interested in a cute little dog than a big, burly trucker. Sorry, truckers."

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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30-second Trucker Tip video: Steer tire blowout!

A blowout is one of the most dreaded big-rig emergencies, especially when it’s a steer tire. Here's how to handle one if it happens.

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I have boots that are older than 18 years

"If the industry wants to raise training standards to that of the military, then having 18-year-old interstate drivers would be fine. But until there is real change... 18-year-olds driving interstate is a bad idea."

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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Parking in a perfect world

"Sometimes, being able to come home to sleep every other night isn't as neat as it sounds. Sometimes, you spend the 15 hours listening to whiny people cry about how awful your truck is..."

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