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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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On the road again

"Another MATS is in the books," Wendy writes in this post, and though Marshall Tucker this year was pretty special, she also makes a case for Tony Justice on the main stage. What do you think?

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What’s your CB handle and how’d you get it?

Find several operators' anecdotes about how they got their handles here.

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MATS: One down, two to go

MATS 2015 has kicked off, and it's going to be huge. It's always a gigantic show, and it's the first of the season, so attendance is generally high. This is our third year at MATS, and the first time we've actually been able to finagle press passes, and I'd like to thank Toby Young for his personal attention to the matter. We've got the usual dinners and meetings with corporate and marketing people from the industry. I ...

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An owner-operator option for ELDs

Continental's VDO RoadLog is a standalone unit with an up-front cost of under $700 and no monthly fees. While it doesn't get the attention of better-known e-log devices, it may be the best owner-operator fit.

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Ohio ate our mailbox

"Apparently, the State of Ohio needs a minute with my dad and his whipping belt, because they really don't seem to care that someone committed a federal offense by wiring my poor, unassuming mailbox to an orange barrel."

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Videos: Shakedown run in Mike Morgan’s Mack race truck

Ride with Mike Morgan for a couple laps around Nashville Fairgrounds half-mile oval -- Morgan's Powershift Performance is one of several race teams getting ready for the ChampTruck World Series next month.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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

Ready, set … Go to MATS!

Sometimes, beauty is hard.... Things get weird as Wendy coordinates the outfits for her son's senior pictures, likewise her own for MATS.

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Podcast: A look back at Watermelon Slim’s trucking blues live in Nashville, Tuscaloosa

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans in 2010, upon release of his "Escape from the Chicken Coop" record of trucking blues, playing his solo slide at Carol Ann's in Nashville and at Overdrive HQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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