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Roadside Attractions

A review of recent interesting or odd parts of trucking, plus industry data, coming events and a truck gallery.

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‘Carhartt Tough’ contest finalists include two truckers

Not exactly long-haul drivers, John Irish from West Allis, Minn., and Bubba Peters from Seattle, Wash., are two of 12 finalists in the national Are You Carhartt Tough? Contest. Voting will continue from today through  Feb. 28 at www.CarharttRental.com, and two grand prize winners will be selected based on the public’s votes. The contest began a year ago and asked for nominations, during which the nominee told his/her personal "Carhartt-tough" story, detailing how exactly the workwear stood ...

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Your Exercise Routine: Keep it Up!

It’s February, and your New Year’s Resolutions are a faded memory.

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TA Taking Good Steps for Trucker Health

When I’m talking with drivers about health-related concerns, one of the biggest complaints I encounter is that non-truckers just don’t understand what life on the road is like.

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Sold on Singles: Top 10 reasons for celebrating being a bachelor

Carolyn gives advice on being single and divorce and an act of kindness.

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Why early tax prep is best

There are many advantages to getting your income tax return completed as soon as possible.

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Curtain falls on new scale house inspection technology, opens on EOBRs

I just finished a visit with Lieutenant James A. McKenzie and troopers at the Greene County, Tenn., scales on I-81, where  among other events I had the perhaps unfortunate occasion to witness an oversize hauler being put out of service due to a brake inefficiency. But perhaps more interestingly, today is the day, McKenzie said, that the pilot program the scale house is conducting to test new wireless roadside inspection (WRI) technology officially ends. It's ...

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TyroneMalone.net adds a Facebook page; more on driver pay

Since I wrote about TyroneMalone.net site proprietor and owner-operator Ken Harris in the October edition of Truckers News and in Overdrive in smaller form around the same time, Harris has continued to make strides keeping the memory of onetime diesel showman Tyrone Malone and his apocryphal Bandal Diesel Racing Team alive. Most recently, he's launched a Facebook page for fans to share memories and new finds of pictures and such. Check it out, or click on ...

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Art director’s pen had a knack for poking fun

Paul Goeppner, Overdrive's art director, enlivened the magazine with original, irreverent line drawings form 1966-1984.

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Willie’s Place to be Willie’s no more

Perhaps you've heard the news. On Jan. 31, the Willie's Place truckstop in Carl's Corner, Texas, will reportedly see it's last day under current ownership. The stop filed for bankruptcy last year, and since then efforts to refinance a large loan with a New Jersey bank have failed, resulting in the impending transfer of ownership to SBL Capital Funding. I talked with a former waitress in the truckstop's restaurant who still works the bar at the Whiskey ...

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