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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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Truckers with high BMI would be forced into apnea screening under FMCSA committee recommendations, drivers respond

The committees recommend FMCSA require certain truckers to be screened for sleep apnea based on their BMI and other risk factors. Truckers with a BMI of 33 or higher would also be subject to screening if they meet three other qualifiers, a list that includes being male and being older than 42 -- a large demographic among truckers.

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Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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Podcast: Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Old Black Epiphone’ record — stories behind the songs

Moeller Trucking driver and songwriter Paul Marhoefer's master stroke on the new "Old Black Epiphone" record -- sample songs and the stories behind them via this latest Overdrive Radio podcast interview.

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Sleep apnea guidelines quiz: Find out if you would be referred for apnea testing

If you didn't take this quiz/survey prior to Overdrive's recent reporting on results relative to the Medical Review Board's draft sleep apnea screening protocol, answer the questions to find out whether or not you would be screened for testing if the protocol was in place.

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Trucking, professional wrestling, and music

David Nelson has a love for all three. The past pro wrestler as Dave "Thunder" Nelson and small fleet owner-operator has now launched festival that combines wrestling and music in the West Virginia Weekend in the Countryshow set for summer 2017.

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Sleep apnea: Problems with one-year medical certification

The Medical Review Board’s preliminary apnea recommendations would enshrine a practice that’s increasingly common with truckers being treated successfully for sleep apnea: a one-year medical certification.

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‘Black Out’ veterans-tribute Freightliner owner Chuck Timbrook bounces back from heart surgery

W.Va. owner-operator Timbrook's off his regular run for the next six-seven months, but it won't keep him from making good on the Christmas-season parade schedule he'd planned with his increasingly popular working truck.

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Debatable accuracy of hard-fast sleep-apnea screening protocol

Overdrive research suggests that false-positive and -negative screening for apnea has been the case for more than a third of readers who’ve experienced the screening.

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