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Four generations of fathers, sons power Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking

With Father's Day coming up, a question: Is/was your father involved in trucking, too? And: A guest profile of and "salute to a company "that’s been led for 85 years by successive generations of fathers and sons," Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking. 

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Rolling Strong to launch health app for truckers

The app provides truckers with health and wellness guidance, along with tracking of meals, exercise, sleep and more.

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Pilot Flying J partners with chef to give drivers more food options

Pilot Flying J has partnered with chef and restaurant owner Tim Love to give truckers more food options at PFJ locations across the country. The company says its goal for its food includes “innovative fresh, made-to-order items” and to provide fresh, quality options for drivers.

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Thursday round-up: HHG hauler Finn Murphy’s excellent memoir, ‘Bear in the air’ makes radio primetime

Hear Truckers News editor David Hollis' podcast talk with household goods hauling owner-operator Finn Murphy about his new memoir, and: Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got ourselves a radio spot!

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FMCSA to study 200 truckers to assess adding split sleeper berth options in hours regs

The agency’s split sleeper berth pilot program seeks to determine the effects split sleeper berth options, such as splits of 5-5, 6-4 and 7-3, would have on drivers. The study’s outcome could dictate whether FMCSA decides to pursue reforms to hours of service regulations.

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When ‘Bandit’ debuted, the Force was with it – and still is

The legendary romp was released 40 years ago, and the May 1977 Overdrive highlighted the magazine's involvement, notably the inclusion of a truck race banner bearing its name.

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Five Apps for That: Stream your favorite shows in your cab

If you don’t want to dedicate space in your cab to a television, you still can have access to thousands of movies and TV shows by streaming them on your phone, laptop or tablet.

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Owner-op Dean Carnahan: Poor health is often a ‘preventable accident’

Carnahan urges drivers to take control of diet and health generally in hopes more attention to it might spur a movement against the growing "quick food, get-in-get-out-type attitude" of so many truck stops when it comes to diet options.

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: Terrance Mathis parodies Johnny Paycheck

Terrance Mathis' "Take This E-log and Shove It" parody version of Johnny Paycheck's classic, one of the entries in this year's Trucker Talent Search, is no doubt timely as a topic of discussion here, but also Mathis' showmanship and sense of humor just jump off the computer screen.

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Video: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner a mentor for young women, girls

Trucker Stephanie Klang says the financial stability and independence she’s enjoyed through her CFI career is a common theme when she speaks to Girl Scouts and other student groups. She wants young girls to see an example of a woman succeeding in what some still consider a man’s world.

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