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Driver health audiobook free download

The docs/publishers behind the Man in White organization are trumpeting a 30-day free trial of Audible.com's download service that enables drivers to download the Truckers' Road to Health audiobook free of charge (normally, it's $23.85). I wrote about owner-operator Joe Martin's contribution of a chapter on in-cab exercise last September, and otherwise the book features chapters put together by medical specialists on topics that range from lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, nutrition and obesity to sleep apnea. Another partner with ...

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Gorgeous truck, beautiful girl: Behind the scenes

A model poses with Gene McKinney's custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 wrecker.

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Former hauler loses 100 pounds with dance

Need proof "small steps can lead to big results" in attempts to lose weight? Look no farther than "Big John" Drury, who at his heaviest weighed 400 pounds, reported Local 12 News in Cincinnati, Ohio. A resident of nearby Hamilton, the 6'7" tall former highway hauler lost nearly 100 pounds combining portion control and calorie counting with a particular kind of fitness: dancing. His success ended up being enjoyable to such an extent that, today, he's ...

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The Orlando mechanic delivers

Visiting the Orlando Volvo trucks dealer for the first time, we are pleasantly surprised.

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Interviewing NFI ‘roadside midwife’ Mike Hawthorne

How many roadside midwives do you know? Such is the unlikely description that can now be appropriately applied to NFI driver Mike Hawthorne, of Somerdale, N.J. Since I wrote about him several weeks back, the driver, who delivered the third newborn baby of his hauling career in late March, has been back at work delivering much less dramatic freight in his primary trailer/tractor relocation hauling niche with NFI and their maintenance department. The steady-as-she-goes approach ...

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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One-stop load and skipping vacation for truck maintenance

Finally free of a multi-stop load, we are preparing to visit a Florida Volvo truck dealer for the first time.

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Adjust priorities to include exercise

MARATHON TRUCKER -- Truckers need to make health a priority.

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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Hydration 101: No substitute for water

HEALTHY OBSESSION -- Even in the midst of your hectic schedule on the road, you must drink water.

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