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Trends in violations, inspections move in truckers’ favor

Since year 2012, when the violation-free inspection percentage was below 40 percent, while the total number of inspections has remained relatively level and even fallen a little, violation-free inspection numbers have grown considerably, by more than 18 percent.

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Tuesday fright: Parking issues downright scary?

Toward a more-perfect Halloween post: A reader on the need for more parking capacity -- and the legacy, or lack thereof as yet when it comes to publicly funded parking spaces, of Jason's Law.

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‘It just keeps happening in the Notch’: Truckers, beware Vermont route 108

The notorious Smuggler's Notch route continues to snare tractor-trailers blindly following GPS despite recent 20x fine increases -- says a reader familiar withthe area: "Any large vehicle" attempting the route, "especially any tractor trailer, is doomed."

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‘Bringing the cultural diversity of trucking together’: Scott Reed, Mike Landis on ELD protest outcomes

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, you'll hear ELD protest part organizer Scott Reed's reflection on outcomes and next steps, and owner-operator Mike Landis offers his narration of what it was like to have been a part of the effort, with his 1999 Peterbilt cabover along for the ride.

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Checking in with Ben Cadle and a recent fleet addition: The ‘Joy Ride 3’ 1982 Freightliner cabover

Video: Take a run through small fleet owner Ben Cadle's new flagship 1982 cabover, as seen at GATS this year as well as at the Southern Classic Truck Show in N.C. He hauls about a load a week in it today, he says, after spending a year and a half or more turning it into this custom gem.

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‘Amateur hour’: ATA prez takes a seeming swipe at anti-ELD mandate protests

And reader Glenn Gilbert offers an "Isaiah and the ELD" biblical take on it all, of a fashion ... Meanwhile, Lucas Oil's founder joins the Sikhs PAC leader in expressing official concern over the mandate, amid a slow drip of ELD delay cosponsors.

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Round-up: The parking issue’s grassroots problems; And the California convoy that capped the ELD protest week

Too often, the roots grow against new-parking development -- Love's Travel Stops pulls out of Otsego, Minn., truck stop plans after local opposition. And: Video and more from the sizable anti-ELD demonstrations two weeks back out west.

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The saga of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger is over as tiger passes at age 17

After a long battle between Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin in Louisiana and animal rights activists, tiger Tony, who spent his life at the stop, was euthanized Monday at age 17 and in ill health after repeated attempts at improving the big cat's health.

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‘It’s time somebody starts looking out for the little guy’ — more voices from the ELD protests

On Overdrive Radio: As ripples continue to emanate from a renewed sense of camaraderie among many of the ELD-mandate-protest participants in D.C. and around the country, a run through a variety of conversations during protest days 1 and 2 a week and more back, and more from the mailbag.

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After ATA-organized event, Trump is getting an #ELDorMe tweetstorm

The ELD or Me Facebook group is tweetstorming at the President following another appearance at an event organized in part by the ATA, with nary a mention of ELDs, hours of service and other top operator concerns. Also: A reminder from an operator to take special care with cigarette butts.

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