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Remembering Lawn Chair Larry

You have to love the heart and spirit of true free-thinkers. Instead of “I can’t,” they are the ones who always consider the “why not?” That was the mindset of Larry Walters, a North Hollywood, Calif., trucker who, in 1982 at age 33, captured the attention of all Americans who dare to dream big. But being a true pioneer has its price: He also captured the attention of law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration. I came ...

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The vivid soundtrack of our trucking lives

So much of our time on the road is occupied with music. We rarely ride without the soundtrack of life playing in the background.

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Reality bites: More from Navistar vocational boot camp

The embattled engine and truck maker is rolling up its sleeves to fix what's gone wrong -- watch for the low-cab-forward LoadStar to debut with a natural gas power plant next year, among other developments.

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Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

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Another tip on the body of Overdrive’s old nemesis

As head of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa was at odds with the independent spirit of owner-operators.

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BlueHighway headset

Hoffco Brands’ over-the-head BlueHighway Bluetooth headset has an adjustable head strap and offers a 320-degree, swivel arm boom mic, for both left and right ear use. It has noise canceling technology and can stream music wirelessly through a multimedia phone or device. Other features include multipoint pairing with up to two phones at the same time, and a headset-to-handset transfer function. The BlueHighway headset features up to 27 hours of talk time and up to 750 ...

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Seller, beware: I’m armed with an oatmeal pie

I turned around to see a very tall, very dirty man. He had a duffel bag over his shoulder and was holding a spray bottle full of yellow liquid.

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Navistar holding steady in commitment to health, comfort

An interview with David Allendorph, the company's director of innovation in design, overseeing a focus on comfort and health in the company's truck design.

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Real women of trucking

Behind the scenes at the GATS photo shoot with real trucking models.

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A wife’s tribute to her longtime owner-operator

Owner-operator Clive Hemmings passed away during a run to Florida on September 30, 2011. His wife, Valerie, offers up this poem to his memory. He will be missed.

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