Life

Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez

Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.

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Get your load on! (5th edition)

More stunning -- and novel -- photos of reader loads of recent memory in the latest of this occasional series. Find out how to send in your own here.

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Holiday trucking tunes from drivers Bill Weaver, Tony Justice

It's Thanksgiving -- what better time to share a couple Christmas tunes of considerably different hues by hardworking drivers Bill Weaver and Tony Justice.

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Ulcers: When to say when

Knowing when to say when is important. A constant, aggravating pain that resembles hunger pangs is one extremely prevalent symptom of ulcers -- more here on effective diagnosis, treatment.

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Big rig hits snow bank avoiding dump truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe swerved to the right and into a snow bank to avoid a dump truck who had dipped into his lane and was coming right at him. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Hog heaven: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner tackles tough niche with a big smile

Owner-operator and livestock hauler Maggie Stone was named the winner of Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest in August. Here's her story, detailing her one-truck operation — MissFit Trucking — her outlook on life and her work in charity.

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What are you thankful for, driver?

As part of a Thanksgiving-related story package, we wanted to share with your driver, owner-operator and small fleet colleagues what others like them are giving thanks for this season.

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TCA, Pilot team up with Wreaths Across America for ‘rolling tribute’

Two trucking industry entities, the Truckload Carriers Association and Pilot Flying J, have teamed up with non-profit Wreaths Across America to form a "rolling tribute" to fallen U.S. veterans.

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

Hauling the Capitol Christmas tree with driver Duane Brusseau

We caught up with lead driver Brusseau at the tree's stop in Nashville -- find a brief video, photos of the rig and further reporting here.

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Midnight Rider: 2005 Peterbilt 379

Jerry Kleinsasser of Frankfort, S.D., tore his 2005 Peterbilt 379 to bare frames and rebuilt and customized the truck equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed transmission.

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