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Obamacare: More than just a big headache?

With the Affordable Care Act in the process of revolutionizing the individual market for insurance, Overdrive talked with Healthy Trucking Association of America representatives about the issues and new avenues toward obtaining health insurance.

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Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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Facebook campaign to remember fallen drivers Nov. 1

The "National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day" Facebook event page was launched by owner-operator Dave Lippert.

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Caught on camera? Carriers dabble in filming drivers

Some carriers have started using a new method in eliminating accidents and absolving themselves of fault in accidents that do occur: Video cameras that film the driver and the road while recording time and place on a map using GPS.

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Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

For some obstructive sleep apnea sufferers, there might be a simple -- thought not always easy, of course -- method out of the condition: Losing weight.

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

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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ATA calls truck driver drug use study ‘inaccurate and sensationalized’

The American Trucking Associations Monday pointedly took aim at a recently released study — which suggested that drug and alcohol use among truck drivers worldwide is not uncommon — calling the study disrespectful to truck drivers.

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Mack displays pink truck

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with several employee events also highlighting the month, including a luncheon for support and caregivers affected by breast cancer; an awareness fair of vendors with information about prevention, early detection and caregiver support; and a 5K celebration run. 

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

Seasonal affective disorder — dealing with the ‘winter blues’

SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter. Symptoms may typically start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

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Most Loved Pet: Hailey Mae

Charles Krogstad says his dog, Hailey Mae, is the friendliest but most protective animal and says she has made a tremendous impact on his life.

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