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Doing Double Duty – by Kay Bell

A plea for IRL and NASCAR to settle their differences over the biggest weekend in racing Brian and Tony, stop it! Stop it rig...

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Beginning With a Bang

Life on the road starts at the next exit "The single, blinding release of pure energy over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 194...

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Lifestyles of the Odd and Shameless

Dear Carolyn, I'm writing in response to your request to send in odd sights seen from the cab. Like most long-time truckers, there's not mu...

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Weighty Issue

Bigger tractor-trailers may have some advantages, but what's in it for you? Dueling proposals concerning heavier tractor-...

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New Freightliner Powertrain Feature

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has introduced the availability of the Vehicle Acceleration Rate Management System (VARMS) and ...

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Lay Off the 'Dirt Bag' Talk

This is in response to the January letter to the editor about "dirt bag" truckers. I feel the entire article is offensive to the vast majori...

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FLEET INSIDER

West Side Transport names 2008 winner West Side Transport recently named Dave Fleming its 2008 Driver of the Year. Fleming, of...

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Locked Out of the Dream

Leased owner-operators face threat in battle over independent contractor classification- by Todd Dills and Max Kvidera W...

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The Road Ahead

The economic woes of 2008 have burdened the trucking industry into 2009. Some say relief is on its way, but how long will it take? A...

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1st-quarter numbers

a href="http://www.successfulexpediters.com/madsen/madsen_home_page.htm"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5324918193966143394" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 320px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 245px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SeXo4oFd16I/AAAAAAAAAQs/CCtDY2k15ew/s320/madsens_with_truck.jpg" border="0" //aA down-and-dirty perspective on the freight slowdown a href="http://www.successfulexpediters.com/madsen/madsen_blog.htm#first_q_numbers"here/a from blogger and expedited (Fed-Ex White Glove Services) owner-operator Phil Madsen, part of a team with his wife, Diane (both pictured, with their truck). They hauled 25 percent fewer loads for a gross revenue down 25 percent in the first quarter of this year, Madsen writes. "In ...

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