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Top 10 iLuvMyTrucker nominees selected

Ten drivers have been chosen as finalists in Overdrive's iLuvMyTrucker appreciation contest.

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‘Sidewinder’: 2000 Peterbilt 379

Briceson Nightingale, of Sedan, N.M., owns and operates this 2000 379 to haul liquid fertilizer and hay. In the few years he's owned it, he's stretched the frame, changed the stacks and redone the interior.

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The 1,000,000-lb. challenge begins!

Driver Toby Bogard's 1,000,000 Pound Challenge weight-loss competition seeks to encourage and support drivers in their goals of better health. You can register to take part now.

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Driver ‘appreciation,’ respect needed at the loading dock

If carriers want to show drivers appreciation, they need to work with their own customers to mitigate the disrespect drivers are shown by shippers and receivers, writes Kevin Jones.

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A fine read in owner-operator’s ‘Hotshot Chronicles’ book on expediting

Gary Shade's book of the expediting life and business could be an important resource for those starting out in the segment.

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Voie challenges fleets to spec trucks properly for female drivers

At the annual fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, Women in Trucking president Ellen Voie said the female driver pool is growing and fleets should consider that when spec'ing vehicles.

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Eating for health and happiness

"The more you understand about the necessary nutrients and minerals your body's amazing chemical reaction needs to stay balanced, the easier it is to feed your brain."

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Rodney McCloud: ‘Fittest of the fleet’

With McCloud coming out on top of its fitness competition, Prime challenges other carriers to host their own Fittest events using the same format in order to bring together the champions of each fleet into a national competition.

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VIDEO: Here’s to you, drivers!

Overdrive is giving a special nod to its readers this year in connection with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21. We’ve produced a short video, “Headed home,” that recognizes the tough job drivers do.

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VIDEO: Utah Trucking Association president’s recent daredevil past

A couple years back Scott Godfrey of Utah-based Godfrey Trucking tried to beat the Class 8 truck jump record -- this video tells the tale.

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