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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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Humor in all places: Weigh stations, auto hauler suppliers…

That'll be $5, driver When we quizzed operators via Overdrive's Facebook page about their funniest weigh-station memories, moving van hauler Robert McConnell didn’t hesitate: “Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to go in and get your little yellow paper, a fellow mover was there and, when asked what he was hauling, replied, ‘Bedbugs.’” A young officer on hand “proceeded to write him up a livestock permit,” McConnell added, an older officer letting ...

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Trucker protest shuts down construction project

Roughly 30 drivers staged a small ruckus this weekend by refusing to work and shutting down a $1.4 billion highway project in the process.

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More about the detained trucker

More about Jabin Bogan, the U.S. truck driver who is being detained in Mexico.

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Holloway Sisters, good music, nice truck, and a joke

Nice truck, don't you think? Drivers, meet the Holloway Sisters, Michelle (right) and Sondra, both of whom we met here next to Jimmy Jabo's custom 1953 Ford F100 on the grounds of Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tenn. at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show a couple weekends back. The sisters performed with their family band, Outta the Blue, headed up with mother and father Nancy and David (also pictured below), well before trucking troubadour Leland Martin took ...

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A remodeled truck stop and a strange haul

We saw today the Petro truck stop in Kenley, N.C. for the first time since it was remodeled. Nice!

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Skilled drivers, come on down

Think you’re the best driver in the neighborhood? Prove it, says Mack, who’s sponsoring the Driving Skills Safety Challenge May 1 and 2.

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A not-crazy part of New Jersey, who woulda thunk?

We drove in a part of New Jersey we had not seen before and were pleasantly surprised.

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Penske Truck Rental/Logistics’ new driver

The folks at Penske Truck Rental and Penske Logistics have a new driver doing some hauling, so to speak, in their stable -- he might well be familiar to the IndyCar fans among you. None other than Helio Castroneves will wear the Penske Logistics/Truck Rental yellow for several races this season. Castroneves is in his 13th year with the Penske Racing organization, and off to a strong start this year, with a win and a top-five ...

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OOIDA on bond increase: Large brokers not the problem

I spoke to Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer about the broker minimum bond increase issue earlier this week. The conversation followed posts to the blog looking at opposition to the measure (to raise it from $10,000 to $100,000) from small brokerages and their advocates, who have been reaching out to owner-operators hoping for a little small-business camaraderie. They paint the bond-increase proposal as an attempt by large brokerages and the biggest ...

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