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Chuck Timbrook’s new memorial addition to the Black Out veterans-support rig

The last several months have been eventful for Chuck Timbrook. Since my last update after his heart surgery last fall, his doctor told him that "my commercial driving days are done," he says. But it hasn't stopped his work on the Black Out military tribute Freightliner, with several new additions.

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Video: Trucker Bob Stanton on sleep apnea, fatigue research and bringing researchers, regulators into the truck

"Oh my God, I'm one of them, I've got it! I have the scarlet A on my forehead!" --Trucker Bob Stanton somewhat facetiously opening his presentation on apnea to the regulators, researchers and transport folks attending the International conference on managing fatigue in San Diego last month. ...

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Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’

Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and "put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor," notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed's tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.

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Look ma, no hands!

Unwelcome distraction on the road with owner-operator Scott Reed of Buckland, Ohio -- knee-drive and text up ahead, look out!

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Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 …

Scott LeVan was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when, he says, parked at a rest area on I-77 in Ohio, his dashcam happened to capture views of criminals involved in a carjacking at the area.

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Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington

Two updates -- audio of Todd Amen of ATBS' conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.

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The custom upgrade inside Jay Holsomback’s 1996 KW W900L

A look inside Georgia-based owner-operator Jay Holsomback's 1996 Kenworth W900L after a full upgrade custom designed by Holsomback and Aniceto Ocampo. Holsomback brought home second in Working Interior, OEM Sleeper, at MATS.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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More ELD questions answered by Wes Memphis

And: A word from reader Bob Glaves against the ELD mandate; Revisiting tax/per-diem strategies that can be short-sighted when it comes time to weighing the need for income at retirement.

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In the per-diem weeds with company drivers

In which a reader asks a question about treatment of the standard per-diem deduction depending on how the carrier treats a standard reimbursement -- after-tax or pre-tax. Mike Calahan of ATBS provides the answer.

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