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Goetz receives NATSO’s Hall of Fame honor

Travel plaza owner-operator and past NATSO chairman Jim Goetz. was awarded the association’s Hall of Fame award at NATSO’s annual show in Las Vegas, Nev.  He becomes the first second-generation recipient in the history of the award. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals for notable participation in their communities, the truckstop and travel plaza industry and in NATSO. NATSO has presented the award only twice since 204. As the owner-operator of Petro Travel Plaza in Portage, ...

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

Governmental bodies often eye the construction industry for misclassification, but the trucking business also draws examination.

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Speakout

Truckers speak out about the hours-of-service rule, surviving in a tough economy and the perfect truck.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Tire rotation

Even when alignment is up to snuff, tires do wear unevenly. Add the tendency for parts to wear and get out of alignment, and tire rotation begins to make sense.

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Dollars and Sense

Owner-operators who are skipping small preventive maintenance items are finding out later it’s costing them much more money to get the problem corrected.

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How to Grease Your Rig

Periodic greasing forces used grease out of the fitting and replaces it with fresh grease free of moisture, dirt and wear metals.

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Truck Gallery

A 2006 Kenworth W900L, a 2005 Peterbilt 379X, a 2007 Peterbilt 379 extended hood and a 1980 Peterbilt 359 extended hood hook and ladder memorial truck are among the trucks featured.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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Channel 19

Choking on food while driving, invalid fishing licenses and a contestant with a record are among the oddities discussed.

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