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VIDEO: Here’s to you, drivers!

Overdrive is giving a special nod to its readers this year in connection with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15-21. We’ve produced a short video, “Headed home,” that recognizes the tough job drivers do.

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VIDEO: Utah Trucking Association president’s recent daredevil past

A couple years back Scott Godfrey of Utah-based Godfrey Trucking tried to beat the Class 8 truck jump record -- this video tells the tale.

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The difference between ‘hot’ and ‘beautiful’

"A beautiful woman is often pleasing to look at because she has an inner light and makes everything around her prettier."

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A driver’s chance encounter spirals into multi-media coverage

Tim Young wasn't expecting his life to change the day he ran into a woman photographing drivers at an Ontario, Calif., truck stop.

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‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

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Driver responds to urban traffic emergency

  Shelly York, driving for ABF Freight System, of Fort Smith, Ark., noticed something fall off the back of a pickup truck while driving through North Little Rock, Ark., on April 5. A moment later, he was startled to discover what was lying in the road. In this illustrated story in Overdrive’s Knight of the Road series, York recounts his response to the incident that earned him a Highway Angel award from the Truckload Carriers Association.    

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VIDEO: Truck racing in Europe

Video of European Class 8 truck racing action from the Czech Republic.

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Low-viscosity oils to be integral in meeting next emissions, mileage targets

Follow news editor James Jaillet on Twitter for live updates from Shell Rotella's tech center in Germany, later in the week including action from a Class 8 truck-racing series.

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

Independent hog hauler Maggie Stone named Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Maggie Stone, an Iowa hog hauler, was named the winner of Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest today at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Celebrity judges picked Stone Friday after meeting with her and finalists Tina Comer and Libby Clayton. The finalists won trips to Dallas and met with show attendees at the Overdrive booth. Stone will be featured in an Overdrive cover story this year. Overdrive launched the contest last spring to highlight professional women drivers who ...

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VIDEO: Tony Justice plays song from album at GATS

At the TA/Petro booth at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Tony Justice took some time to play an acoustic session for attendees. Check out the video below for one of the songs Justice sang from his 'Off the Road' album.

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