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World’s Toughest Trucker contestants at Great West

Drivers Jason Johnson and William Carlos "L.A. Rookie" Weekley (pictured) will be joining representatives of the Truck It Smart load matching service at their booth in Las Vegas at the Great West Truck Show, beginning Thursday. Not only have both drivers proven they can hang hauling loads in the Australian Outback and in the Himalayas, among other locales on Discovery Channel's competitive "World's Toughest Trucker" series, but they also have no problem piloting air boats, ...

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IRT without Lisa Kelly: Downer for many fans

With Ice Road Truckers' sixth season premiere on the History Channel last Sunday, fans were reportedly bummed by the absence of the biggest star the show's produced, trucker Lisa Kelly. (Find my 2010 interview with her here.) On Overdrive's Facebook page, one commenter went farther: "Looks like this will be the worst season ever. Hot dogs, hot heads, and idiots," he wrote. "The show has run its course." On Truckers News' page, commenters were more split in ...

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Former Prime driver competes at ITU San Diego Spring Triathalon

Former Prime Inc. lease owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka recently competed and finished in eighth place in the Men’s 40-44 division of the ITU San Diego Spring Triathlon.

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Photo: Face of a longtime driver damaged by sunlight

A stunning photo from the New England Journal of Medicine shows the damaging effects of ultraviolet sunlight on the left side of a 69-year-old longtime truck driver's face.

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Battle of Sugars: Sucrose versus corn syrup

There is an ongoing debate in our society about which is healthier for you: good old-fashioned sucrose, otherwise known as sugar, or high fructose corn syrup. Not many people believe high fructose corn syrup is healthier, as the debate typically centers on whether the advent of the substance as a sweetener in the United States is to blame for the obesity epidemic.

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Beware the fad diet

From counting calories to cutting carbs to searching high and low for low-fat and low-sodium foods, I’ve tested — unsuccessfully — many fad diets.

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Celadon named 2012 Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year

The first Healthy Trucking Fleet of the Year award, a collaboration between FusionHealth and Navistar, was presented to Celadon Group Inc. at its headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Eating regularly improves health

FIT FOR THE ROAD -- Regular meals are an important part of healthy eating.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Hydration 101: No substitute for water

HEALTHY OBSESSION -- Even in the midst of your hectic schedule on the road, you must drink water.

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Rolling Strong creates health/wellness app

Rolling Strong’s RoadApp to Wellness is a free app downloadable to any iPhone, iPad or computer via http://www.rollingstrong.com/app.

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