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PHOTO: Appreciation and wellness walk yields rainbow view

A rainbow over I-29 caps Truck Driver Appreciation Week at the end of the "Truckers Wellness Walk" in Sioux City, Iowa.

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One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

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iLuvMyTrucker contest winner is Michael Mick

Lori Tennant's story about her boyfriend has been selected as the first-place winner of Overdrive's truck driver appreciation contest.

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5 things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.

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Sylvania 300 continues Cup chase this weekend with attendant spotlight on haulers

The "Hauler Headlights for Safer Nights" initiative from the Sylvania company showcases its premium halogen bulbs at the New Hampshire NASCAR race Sunday, Sept. 22.

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Annual driver survey shows rise in smartphone use, reveals roadside favorites

The results of Atlas Van Lines annual King of the Road survey presented in infographic form show drivers are concerned about eating right and the growing use of social media and smartphones.

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Top 10 iLuvMyTrucker nominees selected

Ten drivers have been chosen as finalists in Overdrive's iLuvMyTrucker appreciation contest.

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‘Sidewinder': 2000 Peterbilt 379

Briceson Nightingale, of Sedan, N.M., owns and operates this 2000 379 to haul liquid fertilizer and hay. In the few years he's owned it, he's stretched the frame, changed the stacks and redone the interior.

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The 1,000,000-lb. challenge begins!

Driver Toby Bogard's 1,000,000 Pound Challenge weight-loss competition seeks to encourage and support drivers in their goals of better health. You can register to take part now.

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Driver ‘appreciation,’ respect needed at the loading dock

If carriers want to show drivers appreciation, they need to work with their own customers to mitigate the disrespect drivers are shown by shippers and receivers, writes Kevin Jones.

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