Life

POLL: How are prolonged hours at the wheel affecting your health?

Work that requires prolonged periods of sitting down -- besides being one thing truckers and Overdrive editors have in common -- has been in the news lately as a significant health negative. How do you feel it's affected you? Tell us in this poll.

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FMCSA warns truckers about use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory for truck drivers who use battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes.

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Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder grew up playing music with family

Snyder plays at truck stop chapel services across the country on Sundays.

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Rearview: Overdrive takes on the Teamsters

From the early 1960s to the early ’80s, rarely did an issue of Overdrive leave the printer without one or more articles accusing the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters of widespread corruption, misuse of truckers’ dues and violent bullying tactics aimed at its detractors.

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Ice Road Truckers kicks off 10th season Thursday

Ice Road Truckers will kick off its 10th season Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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‘Coast to coast’ with hazmat hauler and Trucker Talent Search finalist Will Perry

Perry, 46, hauls hazardous chemicals as a company driver for Wayne Transport of Rosemount, Minnesota.

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Podcast: One driver’s bounce-back after two years lost to ‘suicide by truck’

After the head-on collision, Brian Rudisell needed reconstructive ankle surgery, but the physical rehabilitation wasn't the toughest thing: "The more you talk about the problem, the faster you heal," he says.

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John Michael Montgomery to perform free concert at GATS

Country music star John Michael Montgomery will headline a free concert at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Friday, Aug. 26. Trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice will open for Montgomery.

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Trucker Talent Search sing-off finale to be held at GATS next month

Will Perry, Keith Snyder and Jason Lee Wilson will sing live at the GATS Discovery Pavilion at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition. A free recording session is up for grabs.

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Podcast: Most Beautiful champ Brita Nowak on independent business, expansion limits, and more

Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio talks through Most Beautiful winner and one-truck independent owner-operator Brita Nowak about, among other things, her run from one to five trucks -- and back.

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