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Gary Buchs on problem-solving in a tough market: "One of my primary points when mentoring a new owner-op or driver: solve the little problems first. Part and parcel of that directive is understanding just what you are able to control. Don’t let others distract you from your priorities."
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Introducing Hartsville, Tenn.-based Tommy and Linda Bryant of Hartsville, Tenn., mid-careers but brand-new to trucking and operating a team. Would they use a 5/5 split if it were an option? You bet.
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Malignant melanoma can be very aggressive, traveling fast to other places in the body, but when the notion arose that the condition was a totally incurable one recently, Andrea Marks of TruckerNation took some exception -- she's been cancer-free for quite some time, following a 2007 initial diagnosis....
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Trucker-songwriter Will Beeley's new "Highways and Heart Attacks" record featured with an interview on NPR, and: The beginnings of a new "Music to Truck By" playlist via Spotify.
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Do you carry a set of chocks? Though they haven’t been required equipment for most truckers for years, plenty pullers still carry a set -- or a four-by-four or other alternative -- for this and other purposes.
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Clifford Petersen on detention-issue engagement as comment period continues through September: Without considerable driver engagement, detentions issues "will not change in favor of the driver but rather sway with whichever the way the winds of voters and lobbyists blow."
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Failure to fund road repairs, notes Truckstop.com’s Chief Relationship Officer Brent Hutto in this week's edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, can hasten the incidence and increase the likelihood of the perhaps No. 1 reason owner-ops go out business -- that’s a major mechanical failure, of course.
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Voices on the Senate bill from a Georgia Republican that would mandate a 65 mph speed setting for trucks capable of it. And more on the 'careful what you wish for' dynamics in regulatory change.
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Near-50-year trucking veteran Bob Miller offers Independence Day encouragement for the rookies out there -- "America depends on you" -- and a prison CDL schoolteacher and inmate narrates his turn back to the right path by helping others.
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To cap the week, here's a celebration of the spirit of a system in which we can all at least participate by speaking freely. Views on and hopes for the impending hours revision hammer home the central message of a majority of haulers. In the words of one reader: "Quit stalling. Get some relief for us."

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