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Pay to play on the ice roads of Alaska

Alaska company capitalizes on popularity of Ice Road Truckers reality show with tour packages.

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Life ‘on the cutting edge of sanity’

I have a myriad of ideas, although most of them involve Sasquatch sightings and which truck stops offer anti-venin for Black Mamba snake bites.

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The safety argument for increased pay

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

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Uncle Pinky won’t admit his guilt

Uncle George is smitten. It’s really sweet to watch the burly trucker melt when she raises her hands for him to pick her up.

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Big meetings. Big anxiety. Big ear hair.

I’m not very good at being presentable to important people, they make me nervous and I do ridiculous things when I’m nervous.

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Major owner-operator carrier reports record income

That's good news for independent contractors, considering Landstar is the nation's largest owner-operator carrier.

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What’s the worst thing that can happen to a trucking company?

NASTC president David Owen answered the question in the association's new entrants seminar July 27, 2012.

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Notes on vacationers and summer attire

Once a year, families insist on renting insanely large vehicles in order to terrorize professional drivers on the road.

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A look at a Mexican hauler’s business

A window into the life and hauling business of a third-generation independent Mexican trucker in 2012, full of extortion, graft, shakedown...

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PHOTOS: Cover shoot outtakes with crude hauler

Find a photo gallery of Overdrive's July 2012 cover shoot with crude-hauling owner-operator Jimmy Lessley in Texas -- and more about how the owner-operator got into the oil business.

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