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How to ‘pay for your dashcam several times over’ …

Without video of a rig rolling back into him in traffic on I-65, it would have been Boggs’ word against that of the other driver, “and the insurance would not pay anything,” he says. “This minor incident paid for my camera several times over."

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More driver deals, acknowledgement for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off Sunday, Sept. 11, across the U.S., and with it came several deals and acknowledgement for truck drivers at truck stops, industry organizations and more.

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ATRI wants truckers to weigh in on medical certification process

ATRI asks drivers in the survey about information regarding average length of haul, time with a CDL, any chronic conditions diagnosed by a physician or clinic, where the driver obtained his or her medical certificate and more about the medical exam process.

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Florida parking-availability information system deployment getting under way

An information-distribution system to be deployed first on the I-4 and I-95 corridors by the Florida Department of Transportation will aim to distribute parking-availability data to professional drivers in real-time.

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Recognize a trucker you love with an iLuvMyTrucker nomination

Do you have a special trucker in your life - a spouse, family member, friend or significant other? Truckers News is offering an opportunity to recognize your favorite trucker with an iLuvMyTrucker nomination.

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Overdrive celebrates NTDAW with ‘Because of truck drivers’ video

A shout out from Overdrive to all of the hard working American truck drivers.

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Trucker appreciation promotions: Where drivers can find deals, acknowledgment during appreciation week

Here’s a look at some of the promotions and other efforts taking place during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and the month of September.

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Video: Ice Road Truckers’ Lisa Kelly talks new season, new cast

Overdrive sister site Truckers News snagged a few minutes with Ice Road Truckers' star Lisa Kelly last month at the Great American Trucking Show, in which she talked life on and off the famed ice road. See a clip of the interview here and a link to the full version...

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Melton driver named Highway Angel for rescuing fellow trucker from floodwaters

Daniel Sieczkarski rescued another truck operator in April from rapidly rising floodwaters in Houston.

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The real Leroy Mercer is …

Revisiting a story I wrote on the occasion of the Dualtone label's 2008 release of classic "Leroy Mercer" prank-call recordings on CD, an attempt to set the record straight on just who the comic genius behind those calls was: John Bean of Knoxville, Tenn., who passed away before the phenomenon of the tapes came to full fruition.

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