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Daily health tip: Surround yourself with positive people

The attitudes of others may have a big impact on yours.

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Exercise equipment: Ankle weights

The All Pro 5 lb Pair Adjustable Ankle Weights can be used for general exercise and light resistance training.  Each ankle weight is adjustable to 2.5 pounds with 10 individual, ¼-pound weight bars.  All Pro ankle weights feature a wide, secure Velcro closure, internal padding and achilles cut-out for comfort and fit. Sports Unlimited (800) 693-6368

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Daily health tip: Be grateful

An attitude of gratitude can make a big difference.

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Daily health tip: Be happy from the inside out

Keeping your body healthy can help emotional health.

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Volume 3 of ‘Truckers Tracks’ — and a new song for Jazzy Jordan — debuts

When Doug Jones moved to Nashville, Tenn., from Delaware in the 1990s, he was a musician, but the guitar and harmonica player was in town at the invitation of longtime friend and former late-80s-era Allman Brothers keyboardist Johnny Neel, who had launched his Straight-Up Sound Studio on Nashville’s south side to do session and production work. “I was a musician,” says Jones, “but I didn’t know much about the business of music.” You might remember from ...

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Monday-morning wake-up call

I imagine many readers will have already taken note of the horrifying video of the Rona Williams' Renault Clio hooked sideways to the front bumper of a big Arclid Transport cabover running at highway speeds on the UK's A1 freeway for a minute or more before the rig's driver noticed he'd been involved in an accident, as reports have said. If you haven't seen that vid -- taken from another motorist's phone, it looks like -- it can be ...

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‘A door just opened': Jason’s Law gains steam

What might well go down in history as the biggest trucking story of 2009, at least as goes drivers' efforts to push for industry change for the better, is that of Jason's Law, named after N.Y.-based driver Jason Rivenburg after he was robbed and gunned down while parked at an abandoned grocery in South Carolina. I've written about it here several times in various contexts; sorry if this background is a big repetition. The bill ...

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Driver-led health walk at MATS; video interview with O/O Dick McCorkle

At the "It's a Teams Life" blog home of expediters Bob and Linda Caffee, you'll find all manner of good information about the business of trucking, from the singular point of view of this versatile and experienced couple. But a recent item caught my attention, as it reminded me of three fairly recent conversations I've had with the Caffees, 2007 Overdrive Trucker of the Year Henry Albert and Perkins Specialized leased owner-operator Dick McCorkle. Albert and the Caffees are part of ...

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CSA 2010 webinar set for March 17

As carriers begin to cope with the realities of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, they’ll look at retention and recruitment in new ways. In a webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News, Schneider National’s Don Osterberg will examine how fleets need to evaluate drivers’ safety performance and whether the new federal safety initiative will create a shortage of drivers with sufficiently clean records. The free, one-hour presentation, “CSA 2010’s impact on the driver force,” will take place ...

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Eat This, Not That: McDonald’s breakfast

Some menu items are far better than others.

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