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Three Trucker Talent finalists headed for Dallas

The three singing truckers who will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show for the top prize are Brad James, Jennie Simpson and Keith Sampson.

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Ice Road Truckers returns Sunday: Meet the season’s cast, catch up with Lisa Kelly, Alex Debogorski

The eighth season of The History Channel’s popular Ice Road Truckers series premieres Sunday, July 7. Here are some links and videos to help you prepare.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Load One keeps drivers with help of Stay Metrics

The Stay Metrics program uses driver feedback to improve retention. It does this by tracking engagement in a rewards program and evaluating results of periodic satisfaction surveys and exit interviews.

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Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

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Shower report 2014

Wendy comes back from a cross-country trip ready to crown one truck-stop with the superlative of "best showers"...

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‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane blues

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

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Carriers’ crystal ball: John Christner Trucking gains from ‘big data’

Christner uses Athena, a new product from Vigillo, the industry’s leader in CSA data analysis. Athena uses a broad range of data, from driver-generated and CSA-related to information from areas such as weather reports and population density stats.

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Carriers’ crystal ball: Averitt Express boosts safety with FleetRisk Advisors

FleetRisk uses extensive trucking data, such as drivers’ starting times or change in empty miles relative to fleet average, to help fleets with safety, retention and workers comp.

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Mike Ryan uninjured after dramatic crash at Pike’s Peak

Class 8 stunt man and racer Mike Ryan narrates his June 26 crash at Pike's Peak: "I left the edge of the road running close to 60 mph and flew about 50 feet into the tree tops...."

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‘Perfect storm’ for driver issues afoot?

In the words of driver Allen Smith: "with all that has just happened in just the last 3 weeks, we have the momentum and leverage needed to encourage the FMCSA to listen intently, while everything is out on the table from all sides."

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