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Kenworth T680 begins cross-country tour with Capitol Christmas Tree

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree made its first tour stop in the lower 48 states Saturday, Nov. 7, with an event at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry and Lake Union Park.

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Podcast: Lindsay Lawler’s ‘Highway Angel’ live in Nashville

In this edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, hear Lawler's performance of the "Highway Angel" song at her Nashville tour finale.

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VIDEO: When bark turns to barf – having a sick pet on the road

Diesel Dog isn’t keeping his food down. You’re nowhere near a vet. It’s the middle of the night. What’s a long-haul driver to do? This Worst Case Trucking Scenario offers a few tips on dealing with common pet maladies on the road when you can’t get advice from a vet. For more detail, see the story by Carolyn Mason here. Or for an entertaining video condensation of that story, watch this Overdrive 30-second Trucker Tip:        

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New profile vid in ‘Life of a Trucker’ series by Tex Crowley hits close to home

From driver-videographer Tex Crowley, another slice of trucking from the voice and through the eyes of the stand-up human being behind the wheel -- this installment's subject, George Parker, certainly fits that description.

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Chris Behrens presents ‘Kunkletown close call’

Chris Behrens' near-miss with a triaxle dump coming his way down a rural road after the dump "passes a car on a double yellow line on a curve, coming into our travel lane."

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’88 Mike’ wins inaugural ChampTruck points championship

The Meritor ChampTruck World Series crowned its first champion Sunday following the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Overdrive accepting nominations for Owner-Operator of the Year award, winner to get $25k

Safe, involved drivers can compete for one of the industry’s top honors by entering the annual Driver of the Year Contest. The deadline is Nov. 6.

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Cobra, Magellan the latest to the table with truck-focused dashcams

Magellan and Cobra Electronics each introduced new dash cams at SEMA this week in Las Vegas.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

NASTC honors its “America’s Best Drivers” Team 2015

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named Cayenne Express' Dennis Ohlendorf and 10 others among its 2015 Drivers of the Year, all with more than 2 million safe miles behind them.

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Bob Baylor of Indiana-based Baylor Trucking — March 7, 1948-Oct. 25, 2015

Second-generation head of Baylor Trucking, Robert “Bob” Baylor, 67, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015. Bob was born March 7, 1948, in Batesville, Ind.

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