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Are small carriers singled out for inspection? Short answer: Yes

FMCSA routinely bumps the Inspection Selection System scores of "data-insufficient" carriers -- i.e. those who haven't been inspected enough to product CSA SMS scores -- to 99, making bypass systems virtually useless and ensuring more inspections.

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There’s a lizard in the truck

Teams: What have you learned about yourself from your on-the-truck partners? As for Wendy -- that she talks about monsters while sleeping, hums while eating and ... "Sometimes, learning things about yourself on the road is hard."

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Kevin Rutherford’s case to brokers for stronger partnerships with owner-operators

Hear how Kevin Rutherford broke the ice with a roomful of brokers: "Many of my listeners think the majority of this room are lying, cheating scumbag parasites sitting in a room with a phone and an internet connection sucking all the profit out of the load."

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Video: A great creation for the Great Race

A cocktail of a W900, an International 4900, a Ford pickup and a fabricated hood

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Whiplash: Heard Trucking’s cabover lover’s dream 1996 Freightliner FLD

Don't get 'Whiplash' trying to look at this truck

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Certified air, finale

A Half-Chip's remnants of humanity revealed. There's hope yet for trucker LaRonda and her human and animal brethren beyond Certified Air ...

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Certified air, part 2

Part 2 in Wendy Parker's annual Halloween fiction sees the zombie apocalypse's version of a scale house visited upon LaRonda Pettibone and her tractor, business and life ... and the zombie at the wheel, of course.

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Of personal bests, the St. Christopher fund and truckin’, writin’ and runnin’

The competitive spirit of the Truckin' Runners Virtual 5K, benefiting the St. Christopher fund, yields a personal best, and an update: To date, the "Truckers Fund" has "given out more than $1.4 million on behalf of 1,653 drivers" in medical dire straits, for more than just medical expenses, too.

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Certified air, part 1

Wendy's annual Halloween fiction begins. LaRonda finds a Zombie codriver: "Enforcement chow kept them from decomposing any further, and she'd found Dash pretty fresh. He was wandering aimlessly at the Last Stand Fuel Stop in the Peterbilt show truck graveyard. ..."

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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