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‘Obamacare, round three’ kicks off with open enrollment Nov. 1

As insurance exchanges start the third annual open enrollment period Nov. 1, owner-operators have one last chance to avoid fines that are getting stiffer in 2017 for not carrying health insurance.

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Four more rigs qualify for ‘15-’16 Pride & Polish championship

Four more show trucks and their owners earned their way into the Pride & Polish National Championship finals this weekend at the PDI Truck Show & Dyno Event Pride & Polish, held Oct. 11-12 in St. George, Utah, at PDI headquarters.

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Carolina Monkey Gouger in comedic ‘Freedom the Movie’ on CMT

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis made an appearance in Morgan Spurlock's "Freedom the Movie" feature-length seriocomic look at Freedom in America for CMT this summer. Cable subscribers, catch it here, more

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Driver named TCA Highway Angel for helping fellow driver

Jason Levreault of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, has been named the latest Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Driver avoids rear-end accident — without spilling a drop of coffee

At once, the driver was focused on the car that cut him off. If he'd been watching up ahead, the hard-braking event that triggered the camera and the subsequent jump up onto a curb might have also been avoided.

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Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

A video of a trucker successfully plowing through deep Joaquin floodwaters in South Carolina and links to news on hours-of-service exemptions and road closures in states hit by the storm.

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POLL: Rest areas v. truck stops — where is parking more difficult for you?

Considering your total parking needs, at what kinds of facilities do you experience the greatest problems -- public facilities like rest areas or private truck stops? All of the above? Sound off here.

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Rolling Strong launches app promoting driver health

Rolling Strong has released its mobile app that’s intended to help truck drivers stay healthier on the road.

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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