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Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

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Cast your ballot: Voting for Overdrive’s Most Loved Pet contest begins

Voting for the Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest began Monday, Nov. 4, and will run until Nov. 30. More than 160 pets were entered into the contest, including dogs, cats, macaws, a rabbit, a capuchin and even a duck.

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Best Christmas song ever?

The potentials are many, from "I'll be home for Christmas" to "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch" -- tell us yours toward building a top 10 list to put up for a vote this season. . .

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Goodyear looking for Highway Hero nominations

Goodyear is accepting until Nov. 29 nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award, which honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm's way to help others.

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PHOTO: Mack Pinnacle loaded with the Capitol Christmas tree

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was harvested from the Colville National Forest in Washington State to begin its multi-state trek to Washington, D.C.

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Pre-diabetic diagnosis births an Ironman

Mercer-leased owner-operator Wesley Wilson lost 100 pounds toward a quest to complete the Lake Placid Ironman race.

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Tough health care choices

Owner-operators weigh penalties vs. costs of private insurance or Obamacare exchange policies. Some have found plenty of potholes on the road to accessing benefits under the health care law thus far.

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

Obamacare: More than just a big headache?

With the Affordable Care Act in the process of revolutionizing the individual market for insurance, Overdrive talked with Healthy Trucking Association of America representatives about the issues and new avenues toward obtaining health insurance.

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Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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