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Forgetting a parking place and other highway goofups

If you've forgotten where your truck is parked, you’ve got something in common with most four-wheelers.

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Singer Lindsay Lawler starts four-month truck stop tour next week

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will begin her second Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on May 21. The tour covers more than 10 states and lasts until late September.

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More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

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Shell’s SuperRigs show takes place this week in Charlotte, N.C.

The annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 15-17 at the zMax Dragway adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

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Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

The Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Chevron Delo, is looking for truckers who love to sing. Submissions will be accepted through May 26.

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The JBC Hotline: Raising money and keeping good company

The group grew from four people making three-way calls to an organized conference call that runs 24/7. Callers use the room to keep company on long nights, give and get weather and road reports, check routes and just touch base with other human beings who do the same job.

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Long Haul Survivor benefit rig goes to Michigan-based driver Brittany Dunigan

Twenty-one-year-old Dunigan got the call the evening of May 4 in Michigan and “her first comment was ‘are you telling me I won that Purple Peterbilt?’”

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Picture perfect: Show hauling ’99 Kenworth

Owner-operator Dale Burke of Strongsville, Ohio, snapped this picture of his rig while at a show at the Hilton at Universal Studios, Fla.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

30-second trucker tip: How to find and play podcasts

Bored with the same old CDs and satellite radio programs to tickle your ears while you’re on the road? If you’ve got internet access, you can liven up those long hours with some fresh programming that suits your mood and interests.

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Gender, personality traits and even more odd notions about numbers

Your days are numbered, so to speak. Drivers are bombarded by numerical characters, more so today than ever.

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