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It’s not quite the Maxim ad, but …

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.

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Worry warts need not apply

On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on them posted inside the public restrooms. Thanks, Arizona."

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Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says Michael Croker, Director of Operations for the Universal Lumpers service, in business for 30 years, is on the quite low side, too, particularly at start: "A base lumper that comes in with no prior experience -- to start with they make in most ...

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Fleecing the importance of real clothes

"What you do inside your truck is your business. There's a reason 'I ain't got no panties on' is still whispered lasciviously on the CB. It's probably true." Once you get out of it, it's a different story...

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End of the ‘Long White Line’ w/ Sturgill Simpson

For the outlaw country aficionados in the audience, does new artist Sturgill Simpson remind you of anyone?

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Compromise for the body pillow of death

The peculiarities of compromise packing for the long road: "Do you have to bring the body pillow?"

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Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

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Owner-operator’s pot of gold

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

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Ode to a mother: The best slap I ever got

Annals of effective parenting? "When I screwed up she expected an answer, and she expected it immediately after punctuating the question with, 'Do you hear me?' As I got older, I heard that less and less..."

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Photos and more: Highway Hank’s 1981 KW goes to trucking museum

Highway Hank Good donated his infamous 1981 Kenworth K100 Highway Hilton No. 1 late last year to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, where it will rest out its days.

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