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  • Homemade-Highway
    Devin Culver recreates the view from his truck in miniature

    “I love being on the highway,” says Devin Culver. “When you’re on the road by yourself, you have a lot of time to think.” A while back, Culver’s thoughts turned to his growing diecast truck collection and...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Guiding-Star
    Jens Karlsson steers Volvo trucks through epic splits, musical mayhem and more

    Driving Jean-Claude Van Damme may be the hardest thing that Swedish truck driver Jens Karlsson has ever done. Karlsson was one of two drivers sitting behind the wheel during the iconic Volvo commercial, “The Epic Split,” which...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Running-Scared
    Writer and commercial driver Eric Miller collects scary stories for the trucking community

    Even the safest and most experienced truck drivers get a bit of a scare sometimes. Out on the road a flat tire, stalled engine or oil leak will often cause a great deal of concern. But what...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • MATS-2016
    Time to start planning for the biggest trucking show of the year

    Mid-AmericaTrucking Show March 31 – April 2, 2016 Kentucky Expo Louisville, Kentucky www.truckingshow.com Springtime in Louisville, Kentucky, means MATS. The Mid-America Trucking Show, held at the Kentucky Expo March 31-April 2, will have hundreds of exhibitors dedicated...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • New-App-Makes-Life-Easier
    Automate your per diem and expense tracking

    Per Diem Plus™ is specifically designed for owner-operators and company drivers to streamline and take the guesswork out of tax-related record keeping. Per Diem Plus is an easy-to-use mobile Android app that creates a paperless, IRS-compliant record...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Slowly-I-Turned
    New technology takes the multi-tasking out of low-speed maneuvering

    Truck drivers count seeing America from the cabs of their rigs as one of the main perks of the job. Traveling the nation’s highways, their views of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, of scenic river valleys,...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Student-&-Driver
    When the wheels aren’t turning, some truckers are earning college degrees

    When you think of spring break, you might imagine warm sunshine, sandy beaches and beautiful palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Marshall Martin, a college graduate who earned three degrees over an eight-year period, spent much...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Cabover-Kolmans-Bag-of-Tricks
    Whenever he gets in a fix…

    When I go trailer trucking, a sizeable duffel bag full of items that I need, or might need, while out on the road always rides shotgun with me. Typically, when I’m in the yard saddling up to...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • The-Rest-of-Your-Life
    Proper sleep has long-term effects on health

    There’s no doubt that a trucker needs to be awake and alert on the road at all times, but there are other reasons for a driver to get the right amount of rest. New sleep research indicates...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Steady-As-You-Go-Truck-drivers
    Truck drivers turn to meditation to reduce stress on the road

    On a sunny fall afternoon Linda Squire is stranded in Columbia, Missouri, waiting for repairs on her CNGfueled truck. She tries to laugh it off, but there’s a hint of frustration in her voice. As a driver...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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