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‘Ice Road Truckers’ introduces 22-year-old rookie driver

There's a new kid on the icy roads of History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" in 22-year-old Steph Custance.

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Trucker gets squeezed into crash in downtown delivery: Preventable or not?

Trucker John Doe tried to merge back into traffic after making a delivery in downtown rush-hour traffic. But an impatient cab driver mashed the gas to try to maneuver around Doe’s rig, causing the two vehicles to collide. Could Doe have prevented this accident?

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Wayne Smith presents ‘New lows for sharing the road’

Smith was hauling out of Allentown on I-78 "when a couple bikes were too impatient" -- and a little reckless, well evident in the video when, "at one point, the second bike pulls into the lane already occupied by a semi and then touches the semi with his hand."

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What’s your dream gear?

What piece of trucking gear could you use most effectively that, well, just hasn't been invented yet? Some examples here. Weigh in yourself via 530-408-6423 on our podcast voicemail line.

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Podcast: Tony Justice’s ‘Brothers of the highway’ — the trucking brotherhood reinforced

For a country singer, is it career suicide to re-record a George Strait cut? For Tony Justice and Aaron Tippin's "Brothers of the Highway" rendition, not hardly. Run through several other tracks on Justice new record and their stories in this podcast interview with the ETI Transportation driver and artist.

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Red Eye Radio bringing star power to GATS

Red Eye Radio will kick the Great American Trucking Show into high gear with live performances, product demonstrations, raffle drawings and more.

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Things I know because of trucking

"Sometimes, road lessons are hard." What Wendy now knows about yogurt, Doritos, Burger King, anything edible called a 'tornado' and more ...

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Unseasonably warm weather makes for dicey start to new ‘Ice Road Truckers’ season

Unusually mild weather set the tone for the 10th season of the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" in the opening episode of the season last week

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Owner-operator Dan Heister on the right loads, tolerating ‘trucking’s BS’ and the importance of savings accounts

While others are sitting, Heister’s rolling. And his strategy pays him well: He’s brought home more than $100,000 in annual net income several times since the recession, and he topped $90,000 last year.

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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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