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Driver named TCA Highway Angel for helping fellow driver

Jason Levreault of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, has been named the latest Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Driver avoids rear-end accident — without spilling a drop of coffee

At once, the driver was focused on the car that cut him off. If he'd been watching up ahead, the hard-braking event that triggered the camera and the subsequent jump up onto a curb might have also been avoided.

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Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

A video of a trucker successfully plowing through deep Joaquin floodwaters in South Carolina and links to news on hours-of-service exemptions and road closures in states hit by the storm.

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POLL: Rest areas v. truck stops — where is parking more difficult for you?

Considering your total parking needs, at what kinds of facilities do you experience the greatest problems -- public facilities like rest areas or private truck stops? All of the above? Sound off here.

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Rolling Strong launches app promoting driver health

Rolling Strong has released its mobile app that’s intended to help truck drivers stay healthier on the road.

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Truckers Against Trafficking: The learning process continues

With the state of Ohio putting anti-human trafficking training into their CDL training standards, Wendy explores driver reactions both positive and negative.

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Video: Most Beautiful winner talks how she became a trucker, bout with cancer and more

An interview with the 2015 Overdrive's Most Beautiful winner, Joanne Fatta.

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Hope Rivenburg: General public ‘naive’ on truck-parking needs

Our podcast interview with truck-parking advocate Hope Rivenburg, widow of Jason's Law's namesake. Also: Hutchins, Texas, zoning hearing upcoming on new parking facility there after roadblocks hit by diesel shop.

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New personal driver fitness program designed by former owner-operator

Former owner-operator Siphiwe Baleka designed the "Active Trucker" program in tandem with the Workout Trainer smartphone app for both Android and iOS devices.

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