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Fraudulent letter being sent to carriers, agency says

Fraudulent letters claiming to be sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation are being sent to motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

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How to maintain control over black ice

On a cold winter's morning, what are you to do if the road beneath you and your truck suddenly is covered by a thin layer of clear ice? A few tips for handling.

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Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

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A few new sources for trucking discounts

A few new websites that enable dealers and fleets to mark down prices on parts and labor.

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Swarmed in the cab: What to do if stung while driving

Even if you're not allergic to stinging insects, a crazed buzzing creature flying around in your cab while aiming to jab you with a needle and inject poison in you while you're driving is scary. Here's how to handle it..

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The best and worst from a Southeast out-and-back

A few notes on highway observations between Little Rock, Ark., and Chesterfield, S.C., taking I-40 on the way east and I-20 heading west.

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Lumper fees: Sometimes a little push-back works

Readers respond to Wendy Parker's "To lump or not to lump..." story about the lumper fees common at grocery distributors -- if carriers aren't being compensated for fees by shipper or receiver, then U.S. law has been violated.

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Pulling profits: The pros and cons of trailer ownership

Owning a trailer offers more revenue and business control. Is it right for you?

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

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Choking! Handling throat clog while driving

What's a driver to do if suddenly something he or she is eating gets hung up in the throat and prevents breathing? Here are some tips.

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How to truck through a Volcano

What if you were suddenly driving through a volcanic eruption? In the fifth installment of the Worst Case Trucking Scenarios, Overdrive examines just that.

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