Life

Infographic: 6 ways truckers can stay healthier on the road

It covers the obvious and ubiquitous — eat better, sleep more, quit smoking and exercise — but offers them in a nice visual presentation. Make of it what you will.

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Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry

Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don't self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the card.

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POLL: How often do you nap to recharge on the road?

This poll looks at the extent to which drivers utilize that tried-and-true recharge method on the road: the nap.

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6 things you should know about napping

For professional drivers, napping can be a critical tool in fatigue management. When you nap and how long you nap can affect the results.

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One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, Neb., as he posted to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link recently. http://instagram.com/p/yncOajMb7g/ "I have a good handful of photos of this truck ...

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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Responding to apnea/med cert situation, OOIDA crowd-sources doc reviews

The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.

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The Petri dish of our lives

"We're heading back out into the cold and flu season Monday....I'll wash my hands and the alien will slough away illness with his gamma rays. I have a feeling we'll be traveling through Roswell...."

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Something out of nothing: Owner-op’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

Dayton, Tenn., resident Calvin Nichols Jr. has put more than 2 million miles on this 2000 Peterbilt 379. Nichols' dedication and hard work have kept the one-truck business alive through the tough economy, says his girlfriend Marcy Greer.

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Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

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