Life

Skin cancer: What you need to know

A general understanding of what to look for and how to prevent it is your best defense in fighting the disease.

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Brake failure! What to do when your rig won’t stop

As the finale to the 10 Worst Case Trucking Scenarios infographic, there's maybe the scariest scenario of them all — braking failure in your truck.

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Tell us about your favorite trucker

Truckers have one of the least appreciated jobs in the economy, and to help remedy that, Overdrive is running a contest to help you show your trucker how much he or she is appreciated.

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Caught in a blizzard: Faring when stuck in snow

What happens when the sky parts and a few feet of snow are dumped onto you and your truck in the middle of a run? Here are some tips on getting you and your rig safely through a snowed over earth.

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Driving with a partner offers income, lifestyle opportunities

It's no secret why team driving is attractive to the young and ambitious in trucking: income opportunity is high in the right operation. On the flip side, it's also a refuge for second-career empty-nesters looking to enjoy life.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist: Maggie Stone

Meet Maggie Stone, finalist for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful Contest, who will be appearing at the Great American Trucking Show along with finalists Libby Clayton and Tina Comer.

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How to maintain control over black ice

On a cold winter's morning, what are you to do if the road beneath you and your truck suddenly is covered by a thin layer of clear ice? A few tips for handling.

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Remembering a husband and hero

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers and the industry."

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Swarmed in the cab: What to do if stung while driving

Even if you're not allergic to stinging insects, a crazed buzzing creature flying around in your cab while aiming to jab you with a needle and inject poison in you while you're driving is scary. Here's how to handle it..

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The best and worst from a Southeast out-and-back

A few notes on highway observations between Little Rock, Ark., and Chesterfield, S.C., taking I-40 on the way east and I-20 heading west.

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