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Video: A highway-safety public service announcement from the pros

Christopher Fiffie's BigRig Videos Youtube channel recently featured the following video PSA -- from veteran truckers to the general public on safe driving around trucks.

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Creepy crawlies and questionable questions

"Here's an important tip to remember: if someone walks up to you in a truck stop with a cup and asks you to describe what's in it, just run. Don't even bother looking, because it's either going to be gross or scary."

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The ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ cometh, winneth awards

Pictorial tour through Melvin Davis Jr.'s finished 163-inch big bunk 2000 FL Classic -- a winner at the annual truck show at the Michigan Van Buren County fairgrounds. Plus: Some 'pretty good driving' caught on video.

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The most memorable haul of your life

While the question has been asked in various forms over the years here and elsewhere -- "your most memorable haul? -- this round's responses yielded no small amount of tales and tall and/or solid in stature. Take a run through some of the best here.

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Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performances

Whether you're at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive's Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants Brad James and Jennie Simpson, and the ultimate winner, Keith Sampson. The inaugural Trucker Talent Search finale was held on the Red Eye Radio stage outside the main entrance to the Great American Trucking Show floor Friday, Aug. 22, as ...

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Edgar, beware

In which Wendy meets Edgar Hansen of the "Deadliest Catch" series: "Sometimes, meeting people you love to watch on television is hard."

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Rolling Strong partners with owner-op association

Trucking wellness program Rolling Strong announced this week it has partnered with the American Association of Owner-Operators to help AAOO members work toward better health.

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Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense

A new "right to carry" petition is being circulated by SBTC's James Lamb. It's collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there's support for easing many interstate drivers' ability to legally travel with firearms.

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Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

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Just say no to stupid

Wendy reacts to images posted to Facebook from a driver rolling with his feet on the dash, eating watermelon, no hands, etc...: "When he starts posting pictures to social media of himself doing phenomenally stupid and dangerous things, he involves every single driver on the road."

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