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‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie

"Pick up the mic and add some good," says a reader. "Insist on it. ... Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”

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App needed: Trucker sleep sounds

"Now that I've put myself in the mind of jalapeno Tornados and bubbling guts, I'm wondering if I miss the road as much as I think I do. Let me think about that for a minute... Yep, I do. See y'all out there."

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How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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It’s better than drawing on yourself

"Overdrive's 'Show us your ink' photo gallery gave me the fever for some new body artwork, so when our daughter asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day, I told her a new tattoo." ...

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Latest road work zone obstruction in GA: A litter of kittens

The road construction season and its headaches no doubt both for truckers and the folks doing the construction this week got a little bit of aspirin in the form of something of a welcome obstruction...

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There’s an app for that

Another electronic device to tell you when you're tired! Wendy looks at the "reasons professionally licensed human beings in the transportation industry no longer have the ability to tell themselves they're tired." ...

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‘Don’t run into stuff': FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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Comments from the peanut gallery appreciated

Wendy wants to hear from you on the subject of in-cab flooring -- "Tell me about your flooring. Thanks for your help. It takes a village to keep a truck."

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

Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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What will you be when you grow up?

Good luck, graduates, welcome to the world! "The best advice I can give you is to avoid being a jerk as much as possible, have fun, and be with people you love as much as you can. The rest of it comes with time, and time is a tough teacher."

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