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Lindsay Lawler’s truck stop concert series a dedication to trucking heroes

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler played with her band in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 4, where she talked trucking heroes, truck stop concerts and more.

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Video: Ruan driver faced with desperate wreck situation

Trucker Adam Phillips came upon a wrecked car burning under an overpass. He and others tried to free a trapped man, screaming inside the car, but their efforts were frustrated. Hear how he freed him in the nick of time.

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More ‘bird business’: Share your ‘Most Loved Pet’

Checking in with Sammons-leased owner-operator Larry Leckrone, whose 25-year-old pet macaw Mugsy rides along with him in his 1962 C-model Kenworth.

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Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

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Coffee is king! The once-upon-a-time story of the brew’s origins

"Whether you pay for it or not, coffee is king on the road, still out-selling energy drinks, and being consumed by 80% of the population on a daily basis. All hail the mighty bean."

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Moving and shaking: ’92 Freightliner FLD 120

Eric Meier of East Jordan, Mich., hauls box-van freight under his own authority as Meier Trucking Inc. in his 1992 Freightliner FLD 120 equipped with a 450-hp Detroit and a 9-speed transmission.

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Tour of duty: Owner-operator of the year candidate Bryan Smith

Smith leveraged military experience toward a driving career, truck ownership and longtime success as an owner-operator leased to Art Pape Transfer.

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Video: From-cab view of 100 mph truck racing around road course

Video shot in the cab of a truck taking a few laps around a track in the Czech Republic. The truck racing series is set to make its way to the U.S. in 2015.

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Insurance choices: Pay to play or pay the fine?

For owner-operators in certain situations, Obamacare will solve some health care financing problems. It also creates an unprecedented health care financing problem – fines – for those who want no part of health insurance. Some of the clients of owner-operator financial services provider ATBS will find the ACA policies to be “something they can actually afford, with the subsidies they could qualify for,” Andy Erwin, ATBS tax manager, told me. A key factor will be that ...

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

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