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Diesel emissions: Cleaner than fast food charbroilers

Interesting new findings of a California study of commercial charbroilers -- and one driver makes a difference for the better in partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking.

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This space for rent

Vehicle personalization is human nature, but why in the world people feel compelled to tell the entire world their preference in eyewear and portable beverage refrigeration systems...

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Check out these videos and more

Got a little extra time on your hands at the truck stop and looking for something to watch? Overdrive has a cache of free trucking-related videos covering a wide-range of interests. If you are interested in valuable business information to help you become a more successful owner-operator, consider the latest Partners in Business seminar. Maybe you are thinking about customizing your truck or just enjoy seeing what others have done. Check out: Perhaps you want a little entertainment. ...

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Why I leave truck stop gabbing to my husband

My husband will speak to any human being within earshot. Actually, most of the time, they speak to him first.

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Expediter pays witness to slim Obama victory

Checking in with Landstar-leased expediter Phil Madsen and his "Learning something new every day" blog.

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New independents, be forewarned

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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Twitter: Protect privacy

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Identifying black, furry things

Her look said something to the effect of, "Please leave here before you stupid yourself to death in the parking lot."

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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Beautiful girls and custom trucks

In the beginning, pretty girls posed in front of, next to and even sometimes, draped over the hood of big rigs. By the time I started writing for Overdrive in the late 80s, photographing an attractive girl in front of a truck was considered sexist and degrading toward women. The old covers represented a different era, one not in step with the political correctness of the day. We routinely froze out even fleet ads where hot ...

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