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Calling all female truckers: Overdrive’s 2016 Most Beautiful contest accepting nominations

The deadline to enter Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is Feb. 15.

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Current state of firearm-carry laws for interstate haulers

The complicated answer to a perennial question: "Are CDL drivers (that hold a concealed carry permit) allowed to carry a pistol?"

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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Study: More home time and off time boosts driver pay and mileage

A study published this week by driver recruiting and retention firm Stay Metrics reveals that truck operator mileage sees a jump when carriers allow them to take requested time off from work.

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David Stout presents ‘Car loses control in front of my 18-wheeler in Ky.’

Looks like safe speeds in wet conditions saved operator Stout from a potential collision as a four-wheeler lost traction and ended up with its headlights pointed in Stout's direction in the lane ahead.

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Owner-operator couple nominated to be Outstanding Trucker Buddies

Rusty and Shari Ann Fry, owner-operators leased to Landstar, have been nominated to become Outstanding Trucker Buddies through the Trucker Buddy program.

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Another impatient four-wheeler.’

A view from Kimball's dashcam of yet another "impatient four-wheeler passing me on the shoulder in Columbia, Mo."

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Use downtime to take a few walks each day, TCA recommends in driver health webinar

The Truckload Carriers Association hosted a webinar Thursday to discuss its new driver health and wellness program, TCA Wellness powered by Rolling Strong.

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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual singing trucker contest

Back for a third year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Runaway truck!

A Rocky Mountains disaster averted by quick thinking, teamwork and a little luck -- driver Don Christner's retelling of a hair-raising moment on Colorado's Loveland Pass: "no runaway truck ramps, no gaurdrails, no shoulders and no do-overs."

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