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New alert app from Missing Truck Driver network

Kari Fisher, ridealong partner of driver Lee Fisher and founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, launched the new MTDAlerts app at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's 40th-anniversary Heart of America trucking show Friday, Oct. 18. Since the launch, says Kari Fisher, "we've had 300-400 folks register" to receive the text alerts the app enables, and that number just continues to grow.  Fisher says that app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms, and ...

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Doctors, guns and money: OOIDA seminars had it all

The sun came out for the second day of the Heart of America Trucking Show and so did the crowd on Saturday. And plenty of attendees took a break from old friends, beautiful trucks and good music to pack the seminar tent for a range presentations designed to make a professional trucker a little more healthy, wealthy and secure.

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Other ways through the health-insurance maze

Another look at potential Affordable Care Act health-insurance exchange scenarios.

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VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, as they call it. "Wish I could have been there," noted one commenter on Overdrive's Facebook page when we posted a tour in pictures through the day there (looks like you wouldn't have been the only hauler out for the ...

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La. truck stop loses bid to keep Tony the Tiger as Supreme Court rejects case

The long legal saga of a Louisiana truck stop owner's attempt to keep a Siberian Bengal tiger in a cage at his truck stop may have come to an end this month, as the state's Supreme Court has denied a petition to hear the owner's case to keep Tony the Tiger.

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Candy ‘The Girl’ Critchfield, produce hauler extraordinaire

Candy Critchfield has learned to love life on the road after years doing farm work.

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Transport America invests in OEM-built exercise system

The Minnesota-based fleet outfitted 200 of its tractors with Freightliner's in-cab exercise system, the FIT System.

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Obamacare case analysis: Stick with the wife’s insurance

Owner-operator Michael Wright, of Michigan, runs through health-insurance numbers as he contemplates potential moves in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act gets closer to implementation.

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Charlotte 500 in pictures

Rigs of NASCAR: Scenes from the garage, pits and infield at the October 13, 2013, Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Downtime pursuits — querying Overdrive back-issue rates

Any collectors in the house? Some longtime catalogers have some questions for you about rates....

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