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Giving back

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal.” --Albert Pine

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Roundup: Glider kudos, sequester FMCSA, Levi’s ‘Trucker’ classic

Readers on Alabama's metal coil securement program and Fitzgerald's new dual-fuel glider with American Power group -- and a paean to an American denim classic. . .

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My MATS Mash-up

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany this time next month to get an up-close look at the new Detroit automatic transmission. But in the meantime, let’s sift through the confetti and see what we learned in Louisville last week. Our industry has a hangover I’m talking about the ...

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On banning the Big Gulp

"If the Mayor of New York City is concerned about public health, he should ban all automatic air fresheners."

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Is the owner-operator a dying breed?

A major part of trucking is the owner-operator model, which has survived recessions, regulations, unionization efforts and other forces. It’s not going away.

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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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Happy birthday to my favorite trucker

Wendy gives a big birthday salute to her owner-operator husband. Happy birthday, George!

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Online-services marketing gets cheeky

A funny ad display from the TruckingOffice software provider -- and two cheeky shirts from GetLoaded and MyGauges.

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Does Anne Ferro have a driver’s license?

At MATS 2013, Wendy "got to meet her and ask her the solitary question I had for the only high-ranking government official I've ever met."

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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