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VIDEO: Sacrificial action averts tragedy on icy road

A driver's quick thinking helps mitigate damage on an icy road.

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Born in the USA: 2013 Kenworth W900L sports all-American theme

Whelen Engineering’s rigs, including this 2013 Kenworth W900L, now display the company’s new logos that sport an all-American theme.

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Truck stop operator’s new novel set during the ‘Great War’

Karen Gettert Shoemaker's "The Meaning of Names" interrogates the reality German-American communities in the U.S. were confronted with following the outbreak of World War I.

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A memorial to my brother

The story of 1LT James Lyons' death in military combat in Iraq, told in the voice of Wendy Parker's brother, SGT Lehi Benton.

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Finalist Ingrid Brown has a ‘true love for the open road’

Brown says being an Overdrive's Most Beautiful participant "makes you feel like you are making a difference."

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New vid from YTTrucking.com and Texomatic.com’s Tex Crowley

The most recent vid in Tex Crowley's "Life of a Trucker" short-documentary series chronicle Palerider's journey to owner-operator status in a life he loves...

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Terry Smith’s focus on safety, health, biz produces balance of disciplined professionalism, vibrant lifestyle

Terry Smith of Miramichi, New Brunswick, has five rules for safety that have helped him to drive 4.75 million accident-free miles in his 42-year career. The fruits of his fifth rule, which impacts more than safety, helped him earn the industry’s top honor: 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year.

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Midnight Express: ’98 Peterbilt 379

Owner-operator Josh Van Wagoner of Auburn, Ill., says he's given his 1998 379 Peterbilt rig four makeovers. The Pete used to be black cherry and teal, but for his latest renovation, which took six months, he picked a paint scheme with black and pink.

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

Finalist Patty Adams: ‘I had to fight my way to where I am’

Adams has been trucking for 30 years and says she had to learn to stand up for herself.

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Overdrive’s Truckers Tools offers easy access to FMCSA registry of med examiners

In line with the effective date of the federal rule requiring drivers to see an FMCSA-approved medical examiner for DOT physicals, Overdrive has released in its Trucker Tools smartphone app a new function to help drivers find medical examiners based on their location and via search.

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