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Unseasonably warm weather makes for dicey start to new ‘Ice Road Truckers’ season

Unusually mild weather set the tone for the 10th season of the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers" in the opening episode of the season last week

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Owner-operator Dan Heister on the right loads, tolerating ‘trucking’s BS’ and the importance of savings accounts

While others are sitting, Heister’s rolling. And his strategy pays him well: He’s brought home more than $100,000 in annual net income several times since the recession, and he topped $90,000 last year.

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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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Trucker Talent Search finalist Jason Lee Wilson ‘trapped in the gears’

Jason Lee Wilson wrote his first song when he was 5 and picked up the guitar at 13, but didn’t perform an original composition for anyone until he was 18.

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Supporting the blue at Class 8 on the Lake with Scott Carlson

More than one common thread runs through trucking and law enforcement communities, says Scott Carlson: "It only takes a few people to make all of us look bad." Carlson showed his rig recently in support of the blue.

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POLL: How are prolonged hours at the wheel affecting your health?

Work that requires prolonged periods of sitting down -- besides being one thing truckers and Overdrive editors have in common -- has been in the news lately as a significant health negative. How do you feel it's affected you? Tell us in this poll.

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FMCSA warns truckers about use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory for truck drivers who use battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes.

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Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder grew up playing music with family

Snyder plays at truck stop chapel services across the country on Sundays.

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Rearview: Overdrive takes on the Teamsters

From the early 1960s to the early ’80s, rarely did an issue of Overdrive leave the printer without one or more articles accusing the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters of widespread corruption, misuse of truckers’ dues and violent bullying tactics aimed at its detractors.

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Ice Road Truckers kicks off 10th season Thursday

Ice Road Truckers will kick off its 10th season Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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