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Twitter instructional

First in a series about Twitter: instructions for creating a your account.

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Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

We found these followers of Overdrive’s Twitter feed to have intriguing self-descriptions. Upon closer examination, their tweets seemed like something you might want to read, too. Follow @OverdriveUpdate at twitter.com for daily news and views updates. @drury1150 Ex-trucker John Drury recently left the road after dancing his way to losing 100 pounds, and he’s poised to “make a difference in trucking,” as a recent tweet noted. He hosts Big John’s Dance Fitness Hour zumba classes around ...

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Don't Tolerate Bullying

I"M JUST SAY'N -- Carolyn addresses bullying, a diet and exercise plan, bragging on Facebook, dealing with teenagers and Facebook user categories.

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Finding support to kick the habit

HEALTHY OBSESSION/Just as creating a habit of exercising is easier when you have a partner to encourage you, quitting a bad habit such as smoking is easier when you have a partner to discourage you — from smoking!

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Flying high, running low: Friday Channel 19 news round-up

Big birds to fly by truckWriting on the New York Times blog yesterday, Matthew L. Wald delivered a little unexpected news about a flock of young whooping cranes currently settled down for the winter about 45 miles southwest of Decatur, Ala.: they would travel the last leg of this year's winter journey, led in large part by ultralight aircraft used by scientists attempting to help the cranes reestablish population numbers, by... You guessed it, I'd bet. ...

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Truck-Lite goes gonzo with customer service in new YouTube series

"Customers often ask the same questions about the features and design of our products," says Bob Ives, Truck-Lite's marketing vice president. Coming upon a creative way to address those customer questions and concerns, the company has undertaken a series of YouTube vids that Ives says has proven an "excellent tool" to address "feedback and concerns with an entertaining and educational experience." The series, headed "Capucci Labs" on Truck-Lite's YouTube channel, sees company Director of National Aftermarket Sales ...

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Owner-operator wins Kronos side skirts at social media meeting

That's Memphis-based independent Steve Nelson, hauling van freight as Worldwide Transport, doing his best over-the-shoulder with a certificate for a brand-new set of Kronos Energy Solutions side skirts to improve his overall fuel-efficiency. "I will be down there tomorrow," he said of plans to make good on the prize, won as part of a drawing for drivers held at the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention today in Tunica, Miss. Stay tuned to the Overdrive ...

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Oct. 15: Truck Driver Social Media Convention

The first Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held Saturday in Tunica, Miss.

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Los Angeles prepares for I-405 shutdown

The city is employing social media to alert drivers to the upcoming closure.

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