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Lessen the Stress

Life is stressful, particularly for a truck driver, so take some time this month to de-stress.

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No Better Time Than Now

Get a walk in while you are waiting to get loaded or unloaded.

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Kenworth T700 on Speed

We're talking the Speed Channel, of course. The aerodynamic Kenworth T700 (pictured), equipped with the fuel-efficient MX engine, will be featured at 9 p.m. Eastern on April 14, a Thursday, on the new Speedmakers television series on the Speed Channel. The one-hour program was filmed at the Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, where Kenworth trucks are assembled. “Speed is a well-respected network that attracts significant interest from truckers and the trucking industry. The Speedmakers series is ...

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Blood drive joins health walk among driver-led initiatives at MATS

"Give so that others may live" runs the tagline for the Friday blood drive (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., booth #91470 outdoors) to be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week. It's an initiative led by the Driver Health Council of the Trucking Solutions Group, a crew of owner-operators initiating dialogue about all manner of trucking topics. The health council is designed to help trucking professionals lead a healthier lifestyle out on ...

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Vids of the new Caterpillar truck — the CT660

"No one knows heavy-duty like Caterpillar," says the official promo vid for the new Class 8 from Caterpillar, the CT660. Long-awaited in the wake of Cat's announcement that the company was getting out of the on-highway engine market, and entering the truck market, the new truck is here (pictured), built in partnership with Navistar. For several separate video glimpses of it, including reactions from the show floor at ConExpo in Las Vegas, where it was officially ...

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Health walk emphasizes participants

Over the years I have run in scores of events. The smallest event that I have been involved with was 12 people. I have also run in races with 15,000 people. I have learned many things from my involvement in these events. The most important is what sticks with me. It has to be about the participants. Last year at MATS I tried to apply that knowledge to organizing an event. For the first time ever ...

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Tools for trucking career, issues advocacy at social media meeting

Making the wider world work to your particular advantage, whatever you choose that to mean, has always been the goal of the more ambitious among us -- in today's world, the tools toward making that a reality are multiplicitous and downright confusing in the pace at which the written and unwritten rules for their use change, typically via automatic update or small shifts in what business types refer to as "best practices." As more and ...

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Team dogs: In-cab guardians are appreciated

Truckers dogs share a special trait: As a group, they are deeply appreciated and loved.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Overdrive’s Coulter remembers Fred…

Another fond memory here of Mike "Mustang" Crawford's trucking companion, Fred, who passed on early the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2011. The memory and the wonderful picture here come from Lucinda Coulter, Overdrive's managing editor, who met Crawford for the first time in person during a photo shoot to accompany our Trucker of the Month feature about him in February 2009. He would later go on to be our Trucker of the Year the ...

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A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

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