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Livin’ on potato time

"You could put 40 clocks and 25 cameras inside of every single commercial vehicle on the road, and those items would not prevent accidents." More on the push for so-called "safety" devices from on high ...

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Who gets your vote for best truck stop ever?

A new Truck World on I-76 in North Jackson, Ohio, Trucker Path's top 10 truck stops by user rating (including 8 independents) and a question: What's your favorite truck stop out there? Who's doing it right?

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When the table of contents belongs in the back of the book

"If you'd like to have a book you can open anywhere and read for a few minutes, and put down sans bookmark without worrying about losing your place, this is your kind of book. And if that sounds remarkably like a great bathroom book..."

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Will ELDs or autonomous trucks make the bigger splash in the driver pool?

Progress from Google, Tesla and others with self-driving cars, including the occasional mention of Class 8 trucks, fuels speculation that driverless big rigs are about to rule the highway.

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When a straight 14 might not be the ideal, or safest, option: Four loads over two days in Ohio with Scott Reed

Hear part of Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills' many conversations with Buckland, Ohio-based owner-operator Scott Reed over two days on the road in mid-April 2017. It tells the story of what Reed sees as a certainly less-than-ideal hours rule when it comes to his shorter-haul van operation.

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Wormholes may exist

HyperLoop has "built and begun to perfect an electric motor powerful enough to accelerate and decelerate levitated pods through tubes at incredible speeds and low costs. They intend to literally 'sell time.' And that's pretty worm-hole-y."

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Senators ask GAO to assess autonomous trucks’ potential to displace workers

In the wake of the FMCSA's Monday listening session on regulating the highly automated driving environment expected in the future, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed request GAO study the issue of job displacement -- more commentary from the session explored here.

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Conversations from home

Anyone with a significant other driver on the road will totally get this post. It doesn't matter how long you've been married, or together, after your driver has been away for a week or so, the conversations begin to lag a little. Considering that when they're home, you probably don't spend three or four hours a day conversing with them, or checking in every couple of hours just to say, “Hey,” it's to be expected. ...

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Chuck Timbrook’s new memorial addition to the Black Out veterans-support rig

The last several months have been eventful for Chuck Timbrook. Since my last update after his heart surgery last fall, his doctor told him that "my commercial driving days are done," he says. But it hasn't stopped his work on the Black Out military tribute Freightliner, with several new additions.

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Pass the cheese and rice, Matilda

"I was clued into the fact that he was actually taking the Lord's name in vain when Matilda attempted to re-position the motor home again and almost took Huffy Puffy out. 'Fa the love of Rice, Matilda! Cheesus, Mary and Joseph!'"

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