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Podcast: Todd Dewey talks ‘Ice Road Truckers’ audition, behind-the-scenes action

In part two of a three-part podcast series, "Ice Road Truckers" star Todd Dewey talks to Truckers News about his unconventional audition for the show and offers a peek behind-the-scenes of the show.

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DOT calls for train operators to be screened for sleep apnea, FMCSA holding off

FMCSA and the Federal Railroad Administration worked together on a sleep apnea rulemaking earlier this year, but FRA is already making recommendations to have train operators screened for apnea during their DOT-required exams. FMCSA says it will not follow FRA's lead -- yet.

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TruckersFinalMile.org and driver-songwriters raising funds to help deliver driver back home

Brotherhood of the highway: Part of the goal of an ongoing collaborative auction among four driver-songwriters intended to benefit the worthy TruckersFinalMile.org organization, after a fellow hauler passed in Gallup, N.M.

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Overhaul freight marketplace, SoftServe partner on BioLock

At the intersection of so-called "Internet of Things" technology and cargo theft prevention, BioLock provides an electrocardiogram biosensor analysis system to proactively monitor the health of drivers and prevent vehicle theft.

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‘Ice Road Truckers’ star Todd Dewey talks trucking career, recent struggles in podcast

Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis recently sat down with Dewey for a three-part podcast in which he talks about getting started in trucking, a recent on-the-job accident that resulted in four eye surgeries and more.

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Owner-operator delivers Capitol Christmas Tree after 4,000-mile trip in Kenworth T680

Driver Gary Amoth, owner of the 120-truck Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to the Capitol. The tree’s tour included 27 stops between Idaho and D.C.

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Trucker’s popular video blog includes four-legged co-star

Trucker Joshua Giesbrecht produces daily videos and posts them to YouTube. They're mostly humorous monologs with himself and Diesel, his ride-along dog. Giesbrecht often mixes in real-time and fast-paced time-lapse highway shots backed by rock music.

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Head west for Christmas truck parades

Less than a dozen U.S locations are in this unique category, which excludes parades not during the holiday season and Christmas fire truck parades. The Golden State has six such parades, while Oregon has two and Hawaii one. All these events are north of Sacramento and in southwest Oregon, in communities where logging is or has been key.

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Scenes from the Capitol Christmas Tree’s Nashville stop

The Capitol Christmas Tree's third-to-last stop on its route across the country for a Monday delivery in D.C. One happy daughter put her signature on the trailer, joining hundreds of others to have done so this year.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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