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Caught in a blizzard: Faring when stuck in snow

What happens when the sky parts and a few feet of snow are dumped onto you and your truck in the middle of a run? Here are some tips on getting you and your rig safely through a snowed over earth.

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July load volumes exceed June for first time; Domestic intermodal on fire in Southeast

Reports from DAT's Trendlines and the Intermodal Association of North America's quarterly trends report show volumes were strong through June and July.

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Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

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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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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

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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