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Video witnesses: Honoring the privacy bargain with drivers

Privacy worries over dual road- and driver-facing video systems in trucks are being mitigated, makers say, by a bargain with drivers to be "minimally invasive." More on systems' utility for small fleets in Part 2 of this feature here.

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What owner-ops have nightmares about

It's not the kind of thing an excitable wife and business partner wants to hear. I may have been less than supportive when I suggested we pray for an electrical fire.

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Video witnesses: Dual-camera systems making in-roads in fleet trucks

How truck-based cameras are capturing evidence that affects safety and privacy on the road.

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“Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” airs July 22

“History Detectives Special Investigations” reviews recently declassified FBI files of Jimmy Hoffa’s last days for the season finale of the PBS show.

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Perfect size is oversize: Reader’s 2014 Kenworth

Shawn Hoefer, who works in licensing and permits for oversize hauler Combined Carriers Co., says the company’s 2014 Kenworths carry “everything big and heavy.”

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Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its Super Truck competition.

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55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

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Going independent on TV: Todd and Tamera Sturgis

Overdrive's 2013 Most Beautiful top-ten finisher Jessica Samko is likewise a featured hauler in this year's Shipping Wars season on A&E.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Roadmansion photo gallery, background from founder Mike Parkhurst

Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst converted a Los Angeles home into the Overdrive Roadmansion, a hotel for truckers, in 1967.

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Louisiana sued over truck stop’s exemption to keep Tony the Tiger

The author of the Louisiana’s 2006 law prohibiting private ownership of big cats is suing the state over a new law that will allow Tony the Tiger to remain at his truck stop home.

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