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For many decades, having a job meant being an employee of a company—often for life. Today, it’s a different story. That’s because many people are a part of the so-called gig economy of independent consultants who often move from one job to the next. READ MORE >>

The heat of summer can make this otherwise beautiful season downright unpleasant. For drivers who don't enjoy intense heat, getting into a car that has been parked in hot weather can feel like being roasted alive. Stay cool and get more out of your summer by using these tips to keep your car cooler when parked: READ MORE >>

When you think about the costs of owning a car, what do you think of - the gas, maintenance or maybe insurance?  Actually, depreciation is often one of the larger expenses of car ownership. According to U.S. News & World Report, new vehicles lose value at an average decline of 15-25 percent each year during the first five years. READ MORE >>

Guides for winterizing your car pop up like clockwork every fall, but no one ever talks about summer preparation. Thinking about some sun-drenched driving? Here's how to make sure you're ready. 1. Get Busy With Your Tires Tires are the single most important part of your car. READ MORE >>

Every season poses its unique problems and inconveniences. Fall delivers leaves and debris; winter brings snow and ice; and summer carries heat and humidity. One of the peskiest seasons for car owners is spring, which coats your car with tree pollen. READ MORE >>

The clock is ticking. Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930's will be history for interstate trucking operations, used only for emergency backup in case of a malfunction of new, mandatory electronic logging devices. READ MORE >>

If you had a self-driving car, how much attention do you really think you’d need to pay to the road? That’s what we wanted to find out when we asked nearly 3,000 licensed U.S. drivers in a new national survey to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month. READ MORE >>

With so much new car safety technology, it’s hard to believe that traffic deaths would be on the rise. Yet that’s exactly what a new release from the National Safety Council revealed. The organization shared that 40,000 auto fatalities occurred in 2016—which represents a 14 percent jump from 2014. READ MORE >>

  For decades, Americans have had a love affair with their cars – from the sweet 1950’s Ford Thunderbird to the slick Corvette of the ‘80s. There’s just something about being behind the wheel–it’s that free feeling you get on the open road. READ MORE >>

Along with warmer weather, spring brings rain and the potholes of last winter. Springtime brings rain and the aftereffects of winter weather — potholes and uneven pavement. Keep these driving tips in mind before you travel: Spring showers bring May flowers — and wet driving conditions:  READ MORE >>

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