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Driver saves woman who went into cardiac arrest along the highway

Truck driver Vijaydeep Sahasi has been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel after he performed CPR on a woman on the side of the road who had gone into cardiac arrest.

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On the road again: Retired owner-operator’s ’05 Kenworth

Ronnie Brees sold his former Kenworth in April 2011 and considered retiring from trucking. But just two months later, “I was missing the road and started looking for another truck,” he says. He found this 2005 Kenworth W900L in August 2011, and he leased to Landstar with the rig on a dedicated run hauling Navistar engines from Huntsville, Ala., to Springfield, Ohio, and back. The truck is powered by a 550-hp C-15 Caterpillar and an ...

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Sleep at home is overrated

Missing the lullaby of an idling truck... "If you have insomnia, I highly recommend it, though I doubt an insurance company will pay for a Freightliner as sleep therapy."

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What does your truck’s color say about you?

The American Independent Truckers' Association (AITA) has launched an online quiz that offers insight on what choice of vehicle color could reflect in the owner's personality.

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Nov. 22: National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day

Spearheaded by driver Dave Lippert, the both on- and off-line event is intended to honor and remember "all our fellow drivers and families," according to the main online hub for the event on Facebook.

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General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers

A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.

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Lookback on — and a severe weather report from — a Mustang at the tattoo parlor

Mike "Mustang" Crawford runs through the high winds on I-40 in West Okla. and East Texas, and a look back on his Marine Corps tattoo.

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Truck racing finale in Europe: Photos and video from the show’s first day

The FIA European truck racing series finale -- a two-day event -- began Oct. 11 and continues through Oct. 12 in Le Mans, France. The season's championship is on the line, and this weekend's races will determine the season's winners, based on points gained in all of the year's races. I'm covering the race and the corresponding show (including the show truck competition) from the Le Mans Speedway today and Sunday. The show is very close to ...

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TV truck-stop comedy in works

"The next big TV hit could well be a comedy set in, of all places, a truck stop in Kansas." So writes TruckersNews.com editor David Hollis in the story at this link, following news from several Hollywood media outlets that Big Stop is being produced one of the stars of ABC’s Emmy award-winning show Modern Family and is expected to be coming to ABC. No release date has been set nor cast members mentioned. Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker on ...

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Video: Sample a diversity of trucker body art

It doesn’t take much time hanging around a truck stop to notice that there’s no shortage of tattoos, many elaborate and creative. Overdrive’s created a Show Us Your Ink website to celebrate these wide-ranging expressions of interest, whether trucking-related or otherwise. We’re using the site to solicit photos of your tattoos and any comments you have about them. “I get to take it with me when i die!” notes Heather Knoll about her flower tattoo that covers ...

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