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Readers Speak Out

Thanks, Tim! Thank you (Equipment Editor Tim Barton) for your timely information on 53-foot trailers. My co...

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Annual Inspection Reports Fewer Problem Trucks

An annual nationwide inspection of trucks in early June found fewer trucks with critical safety defects than a year ago, the Commercial Vehicl...

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New Rand McNally Website

Randy McNally's Transportation Data Management subsidiary has launched a new website featuring its entire line of commercial trucking product...

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Ryan Flips His Way to Pikes Peak Record

Even for a Hollywood stunt driver, it was a heck of a finish. Mike Ryan, who risks his neck for movie cameras, scared race officials and fa...

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Playing with a Full Deck

There are some loads that make other drivers sit up straighter and take notice. Consider the appeal of three shiny factory-fresh Class 8 truck...

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Thank You, Driver

Trucker Appreciation week, August 18-24 rolls around every year and truckstops and companies try to come up with a way to say thanks for a job...

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FHWA Report: There's Plenty of Truck Parking

You shouldn't have a major problem finding a parking place for your rig in most areas of the country. That's what the Federal Highway Admini...

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Teachers, Truckers and Television Crews

Tom and Sandy Peters stood by quietly as the second and third grade students at Lincoln Prairie School climbed aboard their Volvo 770, followe...

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The Patriot

It was unusually humid in southeastern Michigan, even for the Fourth of July. At least that's what local folks kept telling me. I commented a...

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Running on Instinct

Chad LeClair saw a doll fly out of the window of an out-of-control minivan as it catapulted across the median. But a fatherly instinct that ma...

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