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Do you carry CVSA’s out-of-service criteria book?

Former inspector/officer Andy Blair argues the book is anyone's best resource for challenging an out-of-service violation -- and an effective tool for other challenges as well. If only its electronic version was free, readers note...

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The ELD mandate’s double bind for owners of post-1999 trucks with earlier model mechanical engines

Owner-operator Randy Carlson runs a 2001 Freightliner chassis powered by an early-90s Cat 3406B. It's increasingly looking like the truck as configured (and others similarly situated) is between a compliance rock and a hard place with the ELD mandate.

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Jim and Carol Steffey and the Lanita Specialized 2016 W900L

Of the many truckers' rigs I took a closer look at during the Guilty by Association Truck Show in late September, Jim and Carol Steffey's 2016 Kenworth W900L stood out in part for the top-bottom two-tone paint with minimal horizontal striping and the overall simplified look on offer.

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If you’re carrying baking soda on the truck …

You might do well to keep it in the original container ... This cautionary tale of team military haulers Gale Griffin and Wendell Harvey's two months in an Arkansas jail, their truck in impound, shows the unreliability of cheap roadside narcotics-ID kits.

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Scenes from the Capitol Christmas Tree’s Nashville stop

The Capitol Christmas Tree's third-to-last stop on its route across the country for a Monday delivery in D.C. One happy daughter put her signature on the trailer, joining hundreds of others to have done so this year.

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Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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What are you thankful for?

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this week, nearing the end of this rough-and-tumble year, what are you thankful for? Call 530-408-6423 to weigh in with a voice message.

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Custom fuel hauler stretches the limit for navigating Chicago fueling stations

Flagship of the fleet

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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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What does it cost to rebuild and extend a 1986 48-foot Trailmobile flatbed?

While the huge investments some owner-operators make in distinguishing tractors from the madding crowd tend to grab a lot of the custom-equipment headlines, Zach Beadle and his expert welder son rescued this 1986 Trailmobile to put it work hauling freight and making money, pronto.

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