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Mailbag: ‘Common sense, you’ve got it for a reason’ — Use your CB, already, readers say

And if you don't run with a CB, get one. Too many seem to think that the CB is little more than a "movie prop from a silly movie from the 1970s," as Kenneth Williams put it, echoing the sentiment of a bevy of drivers in response to Scott LeVan's anecdote about a deadly crash whose severity have been less had CBs been used effectively.

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On keeping those pesky New Year’s Resolutions

When do most folks lose steam on their resolutions? Right about now, says Jim Sweeney of RoadPro. While I can see that clearly enough, here's a few tips toward better success...

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When enforcement is well necessary — a note from Rich Wilson

Wilson's letter follows news of a box-truck owner-operator shut down after a fatality crash. Also: Do owner-operator hotshot truckers (at 10,001-26,000 lbs.) need to join a random drug/alcohol testing consortium? Depends on the CDL status and desires ...

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BridgeHaul app offers services, including logs, toward a shipper-exclusive freight marketplace

The latest start-up attempting to provide that "elusive holy grail" of a shipper-direct marketplace for freight to owner-operators is Los Angeles-based BridgeHaul, whose app likewise provides a smartphone-based logbook (ELD on the way), trip planner and more.

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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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The ELD mandate and the House Freedom Caucus

OOIDA urging members to engage caucus members on ELDs. And a question: What's your view of the ELD mandate today?

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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No, a truck did not kill a bunch of anti-Trump protestors trying to block a highway in Seattle

A dead giveaway that this little item of fake news is what it is: Though it was purported to have happened in Seattle, the location was I-15. Last time I checked ...

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Go Vols? Clemson’s not the only team hopeful of rematch chances

With the college football national championship tonight featuring a rematch from last year's championship game, team pride has found its way into the day-to-day of highway hauling -- van haulers, keep the trailer clean as you can, and if not, keep your eyes on your mirrors stuck in traffic.

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Owner-operators trend optimistic about business in 2017

We can take the optimism expressed in these results with a crunchy-good grain of road salt or sand, but for the first time in the few years, a majority of owner-operators think this coming year will be better than the last. Recent indicators agree...

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