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No Good News: The Trucking Industry Is In a Slump

We all know that our industry is in a downturn right now, and most companies are feeling it.

But it doesn't look like we are going to recover anytime soon...

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Things Are Heating Up in Rhode Island…And We’re Not Talking About the Weather

The Governor of Rhode Island is trying to push a measure that would make truck drivers pay tolls.

The government feels it is unfair that their roads are being worn down by trucks and there's no recourse for road improvements.

The Trucking Association of course has a different opinion...

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OOIDA: Driver training proposal OK, except for ‘refresher’ add-on

OOIDA: Driver training proposal OK, except for 'refresher' add-on var title = $("#story-title").text(); title = title + ": Land Line Magazine"; $('title').text(title); By Jami Jones, Land Line managing editor The long-awaited proposed rulemaking on entry-level driver training was well received by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association – all but the agency’s attempt to mandate “refresher” training for some CDL holders. OOIDA has long advocated the need for mandated driver training for all new CDL applicants. In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration established a committee of 26 industry stakeholders – including OOIDA – to hammer out the framework of what entry-level driver training should consist of through a negotiated rulemaking process. - See more at:

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Simple but surprising tips which will make YOUR life so much easier

Life - it turns out that you've been doing it all wrong.

So what other everyday things have we been doing 'the wrong way'? From peeling off sticky notes to cracking eggs, tying your trainers and eating Toblerone - be prepared to be amazed at the little tips and tweaks that really can change your life.

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Sleep under the Milky Way in a cabin on SKIS in the Dolomites (can only be reached by snowmobile)

At an altitude of 6,742 feet in the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains, this is a room with an unbeatable view.
The Starlight Room near Cortina is set on a pair of skis for easy mobility, and offers unobstructed views of the spectacular Unesco World Natural Heritage Nature site for 300 euros (£234) a night.
With just glass walls separating the snug cabin's bed from the rolling snowcapped hills, the Italian haven is a perfect retreat for couples or solo travellers looking for an incredible private viewing of the exotic mountainous region and the stars above.

Inside, the cabin houses necessities for a cosy night under the stars, including a heater and an adjustable bed.
There is even a flatscreen television that plays timelapse images of the Dolomites, if the real thing doesn't prove spectacular enough.
One of the drawbacks to the property is the lack of a bathroom, so a quick dash outside in the cold landscape may be needed during a stay.
Complimentary dinner and breakfast are provided to sustain you from dawn until dusk.

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Hilarious money-saving hacks you’ll wish YOU thought of

For many youngsters going to university signals the first time they've ever lived away from home, and it's not always plain sailing when you're trying to live on a tight budget.
But resourceful students have been coming up with some hilarious, although admittedly quirky, life hacks to navigate troublesome situations such as a broken furniture and lack of kitchen gadgets.
And keen to share their top tips, they've proudly posted photos of their efforts - including eating noodles with two pens - online to share the knowledge.


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