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‘Ice Road Truckers’ stars can’t avoid ditches in latest episode

Lisa Kelly is the only one of the four that managed to stay out of trouble, until she tried to help one of the stranded drivers.

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Rolling Strong launches health app for drivers

Rolling Strong, a creator of driver wellness programs, has launched a mobile app to help truckers make healthier choices while over the road.

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Psst … Brad James is famous, pass it on …

Trucker Brad James -- out with a CD featuring some of his music, "My Lonesome Road -- will be appearing on the Oct. 25 episode of “Pickler and Ben,” airing on CMT in various local markets.

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‘Truckers for Humanity’ hosting live-streamed concert, benefit event Saturday

On the Truckers for Humanity Facebook page the evening of October 21, six trucker/singer-songwriters will perform live to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org.

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Five Apps for That: Don’t get delayed by bad directions

All of these routing apps allow the user to establish a profile that includes a truck’s height, weight, length and hazmat class. The apps provide optimal routes that avoid roads and bridges with truck limitations for weight or clearance.

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The saga of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger is over as tiger passes at age 17

After a long battle between Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin in Louisiana and animal rights activists, tiger Tony, who spent his life at the stop, was euthanized Monday at age 17 and in ill health after repeated attempts at improving the big cat's health.

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Change in weather adds new challenges for ‘Ice Road Truckers’ drivers

Only a few episodes ago, drivers were complaining about driving over roads made miserable by mild winter weather, but in the most recent episode last week, the drivers had to contend with the aftermath of a blizzard that left behind between three and six feet of snow.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 4: SmartDrive’s SmartIQ data analytics platform

From Overdrive's exploration of driver fatigue monitoring systems: Lytx' multi-camera system detects fatigue only insofar as signs of it are observed by event reviewers or can be extrapolated from on-highway interactions.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 3: Lytx’s ActiveVision add-on to the DriveCam service

From Overdrive's exploration of driver fatigue monitoring systems: Lytx is perhaps the biggest dual-camera-system purveyor, with its DriveCam system equipped in 400,000 trucks. Its new ActiveVision system adds machine-vision technology to the road-facing camera to detect lane departure, following distance and more.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 2: Netradyne’s Driver-i system

From Overdrive's special exploration of fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Netradyne's Driver-i system, which, in addition to a dual-view dashcam, is working on the ability to recognize signs of fatigue and distraction inside the cab.

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