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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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POLL: How are prolonged hours at the wheel affecting your health?

Work that requires prolonged periods of sitting down -- besides being one thing truckers and Overdrive editors have in common -- has been in the news lately as a significant health negative. How do you feel it's affected you? Tell us in this poll.

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New Montague folding Paratrooper bike line

Bit of a detour today from the long road, as it were. Behold the Paratrooper Pro, the Montague company's new line of full-size folding bikes the company believes are ideal for on-highway haulers.

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Iron trucker Nathan Bugg’s health transformation

After he made a bet with his brother that he could finish a marathon, trucker Nathan Bugg has come a long way from 265 lbs. and out of shape. His most recent accomplishment: the Arizona Iron Man triathlon last November.

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Surly Long-Haul Trucker spotted, and: How many ‘professional’ scare quotes can you get in a letter?

The magic number is four, if a letter to a Wyoming paper about supposed dangerous drivers around the TA in Cheyenne is any indication. And: more two-wheeled transport on the long road.

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‘Virtual 5K’ in the offing Oct. 26-31 from the Truckin’ Runners group

This "virtual" twist on the 5K competitive run requires no fee to register -- and "get this," notes organizer Jon Narron of Truckin' Runners, to participate it doesn't matter where you are next week.

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New personal driver fitness program designed by former owner-operator

Former owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka designed the "Active Trucker" program in tandem with the Workout Trainer smartphone app for both Android and iOS devices.

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Getting the routine right

"Diet" is a four-letter word. The key to any successful fitness program is all about routine -- finding one you're comfortable with and making it part of your life.

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Big John Drury — aka the ‘dancing trucker’ — heads up health effort at GATS

At the Great American Trucking Show, as he explains this video, trucker Big John Drury has partnered with Progressive Commercial to spread the message of health through dance.

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The champions of the mom-and-pop truck stop

Driver Jeff Barker, with Debra Miller and Todd Ramey, is currently operating a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information on independent mom-and-pop truck stops.

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