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Unwelcome sleep studies and the decline of civilization in general

"If you let people have a measure of control over their own bodies, the bodies will tell them what to do without interference from invasive, unwanted, unnecessary studies. For heaven's sake, let people take a nap without repercussion. ..."

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Australian singer-songwriter Jayne Denham: ‘Addicted to the Diesel’

Country artist Jayne Denham -- with several trucking-country No. 1s in her native Australia -- will make her U.S. live debut at the Great American Trucking Show next month with Red Eye Radio.

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Mailbag: ‘Major trucking issue’ — detention at shippers/receivers and its income, safety impact

How big is the problem of detention at shippers and receivers for American truckers? For readers of Overdrive, it's a "major issue," in the words of more than one you'll hear in this "mailbag" edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast.

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Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Old Black Epiphone’ available in preorder

The CD is currently under a pre-order in effort to assist in raising the funds necessary to bring the project to full fruition -- 10 percent of every pre-order, Marhoefer says, will go to the Truckers Final Mile charity org.

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More than 44,000 attend Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Visitors came from 23 states and three Canadian provinces for the event, according to Iowa 80.

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The 10 U.S. cities with the most truck driving jobs

The top 10 metro areas with the most truck driving jobs were ranked based on job availability, average annual salary for truckers, median home price and median annual rent.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie contest finalists announced

The winner of the award will be announced during ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas next month, and will receive $10,000 and a package of prizes.

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Trucks roll into Walcott for annual Jamboree

See photos from the first day of the 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

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New Montague folding Paratrooper bike line

Bit of a detour today from the long road, as it were. Behold the Paratrooper Pro, the Montague company's new line of full-size folding bikes the company believes are ideal for on-highway haulers.

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off Thursday

Held annually at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the event and parking are free. There will be concerts each of the three days of the event.

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