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Downtown Chicago on the Dan Ryan: Bad place for a motorbike breakdown

Enter self-described "Johnny Be Good," or the Youtube nom de plume of a fashion behind the JBG Travels channel. Mr. Be Good captured this recent moment on his dashcam, giving new meaning to the "good samaritan" term.

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A poem for a truck-driving father, from a son

"What I Mean When I Say Truck Driver," by writer Geffrey Davis, is one any father or son will be able to appreciate.

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Nomination period for Trucking’s Top Rookie contest closes Friday

The winner of the Trucking's Top Rookie contest will win $10,000 and a package of prizes.

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Iowa 80 adds Lindsay Lawler to Jamboree lineup

Lawler's addition to the performance lineup brings the total to five acts. Dani Lynn Howe will open for Clare Dunn on Thursday, July 14, and local band North of 40 will open for Sammy Kershaw on Friday, July 15.

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Video: Sights and sounds from Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck parade, lights show and Tony Justice concert

Highlights from Shell Rotella SuperRigs' annual truck parade, which featured downtown staging of dozens of the country's top show trucks, along with a truck lights competition, fireworks show and concert by trucerk/singer-songwriter Tony Justice.

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Last call: Voting in Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search ends tonight

Voting closes 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Visit TruckerTalentSearch.com to view the videos and cast your vote.

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Got hitchhiker? What to do to prevent rabies spread

The raccoon can certainly be "a charismatic species," but their accidental transport over long distances can break through the USDA's local/regional oral rabies vaccine barriers. What to do if you pick up a stowaway.

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Dave, Amanda present ‘Runaway train’

Caught on dashcam: Boxcars on a slow downhill run, engine in pursuit: "They tell drivers to expect the unexpected... Even off the road, it seems ..."

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Photos/video: SuperRigs takes over downtown Joplin with truck parade, Tony Justice concert, fireworks show

Dozens of custom Class 8 working combos and bobtails convoyed through Joplin, Mo., Friday night, eventually taking over the city's downtown streets with a four-hour block party that featured live music from trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice, an hours-long truck lights contest and fireworks show. Shell Rotella hosted the event, as part of its annual SuperRigs truck beauty contest

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Video: Truckers rally in Tallahassee, two arrested

The ralliers said they were protesting low rates and working conditions for drivers, high insurance costs and brokers' lack of transparency with truck operators. Two truckers were arrested during the protests for blocking an intersection.

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