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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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Magellan, AAA renew partnership

Magellan and AAA have renewed their multiyear partnership and are now bringing a roadside dispatch system to Magellan's RoadMate Commercial 5190T GPS. AAA road service operators, using the company's D/2000 system, will use the RoadMate to navigate to where the assistance is needed. The American Automobile Association provides travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Rick Lorenz, the company's director of wireless program development and fleet communications, says, “Timely arrival to a breakdown location is a critical component ...

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What happens after Butter Jesus melts down

We live in Southern Ohio and when we're traveling towards home on I-75, we always pass the Butter Jesus.

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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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