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Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker. Amoth is the owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, a fleet of 125 trucks.

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Autonomous trucks pave way for hours reform and more, but major roadblocks remain, says ATRI

“Truck driving as a career may become more attractive as Level 3 and Level 4 trucks are commercially available. Automation may relieve some of the stress and monotony of driving long hours and...could allow drivers to work on tasks such as logistics while the vehicle is moving,” ATRI says. “The ability to rest while driving in the Level 4 environment could enable drivers to be at home more often rather than parked at distant ...

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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Revenge of the healthy choices

"Ever eat something you think is so good for you, you're just tickled with yourself for eating it, only to have it turn around and try to kill you?"

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Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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Video blog: What’s at the end of the rainbow?

A recent Jade and John Show trucking video blog on youtube starts with a rainbow that points, with amazing precision, to a well-known New Mexico destination.

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‘The truck driver is the last cowboy’: Trucker Talent Search winner Jason Lee Wilson enjoying a rebound

Overdrive-Red Eye Radios 2016 Trucker Talent Search boosts trucker Jason Lee Wilson's lifelong musical ambitions. Here's his story...

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Health-insurance exchanges open through Jan. for ‘Obamacare, round 4’

Affordable Care Act open enrollment is to purchase and change plans is open through January 31, 2017. The biggest issue this year include premium price increases and the need for many current policyholders to shop their plans due to the mass exodus of insurers from the exchanges.

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