Life

Drivers face deteriorating roads in latest ‘Ice Road Truckers’ episode

Last week's episode of "Ice Road Truckers" showed drivers encountering some tough situations on quickly deteriorating roads.

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NTSB releases eye-witness account of plane crash that killed ‘Ice Road Trucker’ Darrell Ward

Ward was a passenger in a Cessna 182D that had taken off from Missoula International Airport and crashed about 45 minutes later near the small Rock Creek Airport alongside I-90 in Clinton, Mont. The NTSB says it may take up to a year to know the cause of the crash.

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Truckin’ Runners Virtual 5K Oct. 24-30 to benefit St. Christopher fund

The event, providing a "virtual" twist on the traditional 5K (3.1-mile) road race, is in its third year from the increasingly active Truckin' Runners Facebook group for mutual support/encouragement in member efforts to keep active on the road.

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Special Olympics convoy: Joplin shatters truck-number record, raises $100,000-plus

Convoy footage, participants' choice Best of Show winners, 4 States' annual Larry H. Martin award presentation to a driver who is trucking "to the core," and more from this weekend's Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin.

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Can I get a radio check?

CB fouls turned into great illustrations of its proper use in two convoys over the weekend in Joplin, including a hundred-mile, 14-driver/truck video shoot "in the regular flow of traffic that came off like it was butter."

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Guilty By Association Truck Show under way in Joplin

The event, which goes through Saturday night, will feature a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle stunt rider show and fireworks Friday night. Saturday will feature the annual Special Olympics Convoy that will end in downtown Joplin with a concert by Tennessee trucker Tony Justice.

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False-positive / -negative screens and sleep apnea

Screening criteria like the recently discussed procedures are set so broadly to refer individuals for testing that to a lot of observers it looks like a gold mine for false-positive-type situations -- at once, false negatives can occur, too, underscoring the importance of having a good doctor outside the medical certification proccess.

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POLL: What’s been your experience with apnea screening, testing and treatment?

This poll probes incidence of false-positives and/or -negatives among those who've been screened for sleep apnea testing during DOT physicals. Which of these scenarios best describes your experience?

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Guaranteed-issue life insurance from NAIT

The National Association for Independent Truckers' fairly new life-insurance offering is available to trucker members (membership is $11 monthly) on a guaranteed-issue basis -- up to $50,000 worth in coverage, $25,000 for a spouse.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘The Prius won,’ or ‘Cut off, ticketed, stuck on I-24 near Chattanooga’

Sadly, this video view from the dashcam of owner-operator Howard Salmon puts to bed an accident-free period for the longtime independent spanning Salmon's 30-plus years -- and more than 4 million miles. It also mighth exonerate him from a ticket for following too close issued at the scene.

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