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NASTC head David Owen’s sleep apnea story

NASTC president David Owen is firm in his belief in a professional driver's ability to manage fatigue. And while he clearly knows the benefit of apnea treatment in those who suffer from it, Owen cites a fundamental disagreement with those who believe untreated apnea is public highway safety danger No. 1.

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Health-insurance exchange enrollment open through Feb. 15

Now is the time those purchasing health insurance on the exchange to browse and/or enroll or update prior purchased plans. For the coming tax year, penalties for not carrying health insurance are roughly double those in effect for 2014,

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Owner-operator’s ‘grain hauling machine’

V.E. Parker calls his 2012 Freightliner Cascadia and 2014 Timpte Super Hopper a “grain-hauling machine.”

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Capitol Christmas tree: Owner-operator talks 2,000-mile once-in-a-lifetime load

Owner-operator Elwood Higdem has the responsibility of piloting this year’s Capitol Christmas tree from its harvesting point in Minnesota across the country to D.C. — a gig he says “has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

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Don’t eat me, bro

The connection between rubberneckers and those who will watch the "earth-shattering event" promised Dec. 7 by a certain cable network and a man who plans to feed himself to an anaconda.

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Veterans Day: A roundup of trucking industry salutes, happenings

As noted in another Veterans Day post on Overdrive — Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand. And as noted in a story on Overdrive sister site Truckers News, more than 20 million people who served in the U.S. military now work in the trucking industry in some capacity. Trucking industry trade groups and companies within the industry have announced either their appreciation to veterans and initiatives aimed at boosting veterans funds. Here’s a look at some of ...

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Route 66 Archive stuffed with images past and present

The website has images of thousands of postcards of fuel stations, diners and other attractions from the historic highway.

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Breast cancer awareness guide for – that’s right – men

Lack of awareness is one contributing factor to late detection. A number of men don't think they can get breast cancer, and because of the rarity, there is unlikely to be any benefit in screening them in the general population for it with preventive mammograms or other tests.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Military vet: ‘Patriotism and trucking go hand in hand’

Owner-operator Rob Ahlers is starting a trucking company with two fellow veterans. He submitted a tattoo to Overdrive's Show Us Your Ink, the text of which translates to "I am not led, I lead."

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Trucking leads the way in Capitol Christmas tree’s trek to D.C.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree began its annual trip to Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, when a 75-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota was harvested and loaded onto the back of a Heil heavy duty trailer, as reported by Overdrive last month. A Kenworth T880 — complete with a special graphics package — is hauling the tree from Minnesota to its staging place in D.C. Kenworth says the T880 is its flagship heavy-haul vocational ...

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