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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey

The 80-foot Englemann Spruce was picked up in the specially-decaled Kenworth by Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking.

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North Carolina driver named Highway Angel for helping elderly man after rollover accident

Debehnke crawled into the van through the sliding door on the passenger side, checked the driver's vitals and loosened the seat belt to relieve the pressure on the man's shoulder.

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Of personal bests, the St. Christopher fund and truckin’, writin’ and runnin’

The competitive spirit of the Truckin' Runners Virtual 5K, benefiting the St. Christopher fund, yields a personal best, and an update: To date, the "Truckers Fund" has "given out more than $1.4 million on behalf of 1,653 drivers" in medical dire straits, for more than just medical expenses, too.

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Two winners with attitude

A 1972 needle-nose Pete and Overdrive's Most Beautiful

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Certified air, part 1

Wendy's annual Halloween fiction begins. LaRonda finds a Zombie codriver: "Enforcement chow kept them from decomposing any further, and she'd found Dash pretty fresh. He was wandering aimlessly at the Last Stand Fuel Stop in the Peterbilt show truck graveyard. ..."

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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Truckers with high BMI would be forced into apnea screening under FMCSA committee recommendations, drivers respond

The committees recommend FMCSA require certain truckers to be screened for sleep apnea based on their BMI and other risk factors. Truckers with a BMI of 33 or higher would also be subject to screening if they meet three other qualifiers, a list that includes being male and being older than 42 -- a large demographic among truckers.

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Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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