Life

Merge gone bad — into the front right of Preston Lindsay’s daycab

Running down the list of extenuating factors in Lindsay's review of the accident takes quite a while longer than the second or two it took to happen, illustrating the well-developed instincts of the professional driver that can avoid making things worse in such circumstances.

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Christmas in November — drone video of the Capitol tree haul

And: Pictures of the loading of the Rockefeller Center tree in Gardiner, N.Y., earlier this month, care of reader Scott LeVan.

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‘Truckers for hope’ — big plans for the new year

Founded to benefit children and their families while being treated at St. Jude hospital, the Truckers for Hope group spearheaded by driver Chris Dowdy enters its third year with big plans.

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Truckers Final Mile: Nonprofit driver-assitance group launches Christmas campaign

The Truckers Final Mile nonprofit organization, founded in 2013 with a mission to "reunite North American truck drivers" with their families "in times of crisis," embarks on "Sleigh Bells and Santa" campaign.

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Trucker Talent winner basking in the ‘Moonlight’

Original song clinches win for 25-year-old driver Nate Moran.

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Veterans Day: Truckers thanked for their service in U.S. military

Stories of truckers who served in the military and a few Veterans Day specials for drivers.

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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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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

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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