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Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

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Hours: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’

In this special-feature Voices podcast, readers weigh in on the bill that would put a moratorium on the restart changes, and other issues surrounding the hours of service. Leave a message at 530-40-VOICE to weigh in yourself.

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A bone to the industry from an agency in the doghouse

Boosting the low-use mileage exemption just won't be enough for some operators with CARB-noncompliant engines. For others, it doesn't change their thoughts on the agency's emissions regs.

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Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

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Trucking music from down under; cargo theft in ATL, and more on prevention

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire recommends the War-Lok security devices for truck/trailer/cargo theft prevention -- and a new trucking tune by Australian former driver Caede Ridgway.

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Should time away from home be systematically limited?

Owner-operator Cary Goodman asks this question in a letter to the editor.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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‘Flawless!': More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

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Trucker protest paled compared to one in late ’60s

"Having been thru all of the trucker shutdowns of the past nearly fifty years this one falling on its face came as no surprise."

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Industry-change conversation continues following ‘Ride’ effort

If the Ride for the Constitution did anything, it got drivers, owner-operators and advocates talking more directly about how to pursue industry change. Find a round-up of some of their voices here.

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