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Rest-area commercialization and parking preservation: A view from the truck stops

What happened to the sales figures for a downstream business when the I-95 state-run Delaware House service plaza closed for restoration several years back. NATSO CEO Lisa Mullings illustrates some of the issues around potentially expanded commercial services at rest areas.

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Does he bring the babies?

Sometimes, educating is hard. "“They come on a truck, like almost everything in the store. My husband and I have a lot of friends who haul produce, the truckers bring all this stuff.” Not the babies, of course...

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Negotiating the brokerage contract: Back solicitation, detention and more

Leander Richmond of Mich.-based eight-truck Eagle Express Inc. learned the hard way of one broker's no-detention-pay standard policy at first-come first-served shipper/receiver facilities -- likewise the "insulting" offer when he objected.

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You get what you pay for

The maxim might not always be true. "Bad websites. Scammers. They're out there, and if you see them pass the information along or report it."

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Cybersecurity alliance formed specifically to address IoT, the Internet of Tru…, um, ‘Things’

In AT&T's analysis of the threat to internet-connected things, including vehicles, over the recent past, the company said "in the past three years" it "has seen a 3,198% increase in attackers scanning for vulnerabilities in IoT devices."

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Letters to the future

"It's kind of hard to decide what to tell someone in the future. As nutty as the world is today, there's really not much advice to give, except for, 'Keep your head on a swivel.' While it's excellent advice, it's not really profound."

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E-logs and detention, redux | An 800-pound gorilla in need of a few good lumpers

Will ELDs point the way out of the detention 'quagmire'? If they do, it won't happen all at once, no doubt. Could be a wild ride ahead ...

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Roundup: DPFs and fire, football and truck stops

A lawsuit filed by the Alliance for California Business pushes again against the California Air Resources Board's emissions regs over the issue of DPF safety and fires. Plus: NFL rookie of the year Dak Prescott's connection to trucking.

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Notes on vernacular

“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I'll mosey out of your way momentarily... stand by.” Feel me?

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Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl 2017

George, as Wendy's running commentary continues: “I've listened to Mystery Science Theater Super Bowl for almost three hours, do you think we could just be quiet during overtime?”

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