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When healthy choices become unhealthy

That moment you reach into the stacks of fresh corn and nearly grab a snake instead -- "Sometimes, eating healthy is hard."

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Dedicated freight — an antidote to chasing rates

After years chasing rates and high miles, over the last decade and more Keith Sampson shifted his thinking. His example is clear evidence that keeping your eye out for dedicated-freight opportunities can deliver the best of both worlds -- income stability and high profitability, without sacrificing your home life in the process.

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Video: Bandit Big Rig Series revives action-packed truck racing

See big rig racers roaring around the Montgomery Motor Speedway.

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We’re off to see the wizard

"Sometimes, getting ready to meet with your representatives is hard."

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Back to the future: ‘Trucks of America’ in 1973; The drones are coming! (take four)

Did you know Overdrive once published truck jigsaw puzzles? We didn't either ... And: The drones are coming! Congressional moves reportedly would prevent erection of state barriers to autonomous vehicles and centralize rules at federal level...

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Things you might not know about sleep apnea

An oral appliance treatment by Dr. James Metz of Columbus, Ohio, is an alternative to CPAP therapy that will be effective for some in treating apnea. More about the condition here.

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Saturday round-up: Spring cleaning, chaining the trailer to the coil, best wisecracks of the year

Terminator once declared he could not self-destruct -- how about self-driving vehicles?; an e-log solution for the ages; and a check-in with flatbed owner-operator Joe Bielucki's real-man coils and overdue spring cleaning. . .

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Video: Making the transition to owner-operator

The expanded freedom and earning potential of running as an owner-operator come with a big tradeoff: greater self-discipline and more demanding money management.

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Don’t get ‘beat up’ on rates: Strong service to keep the customer honest

This podcast talk with owner-operator Monte Wiederhold focuses in on the direct-customer base Wiederhold notes he’s been fortunate to maintain through the recent "ebb and flow" years of spotty freight and demand in the wider economy, and the emphasis on timely communication and dependability that's helped immensely to keep those customers.

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Where do the English muffins go for lunch?

"I totally get why I can't have a hamburger during breakfast hours at some places, and unlike William Foster, I don't freak out when I miss the deadline for sausage gravy and biscuits. I do, however, wonder where the English muffins go after 12 p.m."

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