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Florida bike week, anyone?

Headed past Daytona through the 15th? Brief word to the wise: As thousands of motorcyclsts converge on the aarea March 6-15, Love's in Ormond Beach off I-95 at exit 273 will be fuel-and-go-only.

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Kicking colorectal cancer in the butt

Michelle Mintling will never forget May 23, 2014. It was the day she had her first colonoscopy and began one of the toughest battles of her life. Michelle and her husband Dennis are team drivers, leased on with Landstar. They've spent the last 9 years traveling the country together. They've hauled everything from baby diapers to military vehicles, and enjoy the freedom of the road almost as much as they enjoy the time they get to ...

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2M-miler Thomas Miller uses 2014 to boost health, raise money for cancer fight

For the second straight year, Miller is one of three finalists in Overdrive and TCA’s Owner-Operator of the Year contest. The winner, who will receive $25,000, will be named next week at TCA’s annual convention in Orlando.

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Winter storm cutting from Midwest across Southeast and beyond through Thur.

Various winter storm warnings were in effect for areas from Texas and Oklahoma east to the Appalachians and beyond; Also: More winter-trucking pics from readers around the nation.

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Day of reckoning: Health insurance/tax decisions weighed by owner-operators

As health insurance tax penalties hit many owner-operators, the prospect of paying double next year could change the decision on coverage; meanwhile, the King v. Burwell challenge to the ACA gets under way.

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Many hats: Owner-op Bryan Smith active in hometown even after 2.4M OTR miles

For the second straight year, Smith is one of three finalists in Overdrive and TCA's Owner-Operator of the Year contest. He's being recognized for his on-highway safety and his off-highway community involvement.

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Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

Finalists will attend The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August and will compete live for first place.

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Knight of the Road: Driver rescues family in 14-degree weather

Robert Sutton braved icy, 14-degree temperatures last year to help save a family of four after they crashed on I-84. For his actions, he was named a Knight of the Road by Overdrive. Here's his story.

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

Mac to feature truckers’ health program at MATS

Mac Trailer announced it will help sponsor the Walk A Mile America Foundation’s new program, Truck Drivers Health.org. Barry Pawelek, the foundation’s founder, will discuss his experiences as a retired truck driver at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The Walk A Mile America Foundation develops health programs through experience, and Pawelek’s story is intended to help drivers understand why they shouldn’t neglect their own health while on the road. Visit the Truck Drivers ...

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To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

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