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Truck stop joy

Running again, and a surprise today.

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He's just not that into her

Dear Carolyn, After years of being alone, I have just started dating a new woman I met on Facebook. We get along well but I have to say, I’m just not feeling it. I find myself making excuses not to see her and am increasingly annoyed by little things she does. We have only been dating for a few weeks and I am not sure if I should give it more time. I’m afraid I will ...

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Hearty Turkey Wrap

Sometimes an apple just doesn't cut it for me. When I'm really hungry, if I don't choose a filling snack it's a challenge to make it to mealtime. If you're like me, don't hesitate to work some healthy, yet hearty, snacks into your eating schedule. Below is a recipe for a turkey wrap (limit to one a day). It's important to measure the higher calorie ingredients — cheese and turkey — but you can be ...

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Log truck drivers to the rescue in Oregon

Estacada News reporter Jeff Spiegel spells out the recipe that led to the end of a dramatic on-highway incident in Clackamas County, Ore., last week: "A thrown champagne bottle, a suicide threat, a drawn gun, countless incidents of dangerous driving" and, finally, a few good samaritans hauling logs up ahead. Check out Spiegel's dramatic account of the incident here, published on the occasion of three log truck drivers' recognition with a citizens' commendation for their role in stopping a ...

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Streamlining our business paperwork

We use spreadsheets to better understand our business

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Can a trucker be a journalist too?

This full-time trucker and part-time writer hopes to convey the story well.

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A ride with SuperCross transporter driver Loren Lowry

When Loren Lowry got his CDL in 1990 to take work hauling for Washington, D.C.-area beer distributors, he couldn't have predicted his ultimate destiny in trucking lay on the long-haul highway. What could have been more predictable, however, was that that long-haul work would be of a piece with one of the now 46-year-old's passions from an early age. Lowry has raced off-road motorcycles "since I was 11 years old," he says, on the East ...

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Cupid and truckers

Some of the most in-love couples you will ever meet are crisscrossing the country in trucks.

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Learning even more at the Sylectus conference

The Sylectus conference I am covering is an expedited trucking information gold mine.

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World’s Toughest Trucker — premiering on Discovery Monday

Since I wrote briefly last Friday about this TV show, one in a long line of trucking shows to have debuted over the last year, I've garnered a little more info. Not least among it is the fact that Overdrive's own new blogging owner-operator, Landstar expediter Phil Madsen, was himself approached last year by the show's producers to compete. His reponse? If you missed his "The world's toughest trucker I am not" post, check it ...

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