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Missing a day is out of the question

In which Wendy gets a direct hit by a sudden-onset migraine -- or is it the sandworm gnawing at her brain again?... "People don't seem to understand that long haul truckers can't miss “just a day” of work. They miss an entire trip..."

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Driver helps motorist whose car collided with a deer

Gary de Vos has been named the latest Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he helped a man whose car had been in a serious accident after his car hit a deer on the highway.

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Overdrive’s Roadmansion: A fancy driver’s oasis in 1967

Some of Overdrive’s oldest readers might recall the Overdrive Roadmansion in Los Angeles. Retired driver Bill Nickel, 74, is one of them. He contacted us recently to see if we had any information on the house, which provided lodging and amenities to drivers. Nickel recalled staying there during, he believes, 1967. He had a dedicated route with Kansas-based Tip Top Dairy Products running between Kansas and Los Angeles. He was lacking a return load one day, ...

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Mack steals show on the red carpet

At this year's Much Music Video Awards, Canadian hip-hop rockers Down With Webster emerged on the awards-show red carpet from a Mack Pinnacle Rawhide Edition with a 70-inch mid-rise sleeper.

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‘America respected and loved truckers a lot more back then’

Six-million-mile man Gregg Blair, now retired, remembers a long career.

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Keeping it old school: ’02 Peterbilt 379

Rick Meijer, an Orono, Ontario, native, owns this 2002 Peterbilt 379, which is powered by a 550-hp Cat and 18-speed transmission.

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Podcast: Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley interviewed Justice recently about the Trucker Talent Search program at GATS, as well as his recent efforts with his own music. Justice will host and perform as part of the GATS event.

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Grace and a glider kit

David Adkins, following a diagnosis of terminal cancer less than a month ago, looks to sell his 2013 Coronado glider.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Three Trucker Talent finalists headed for Dallas

The three singing truckers who will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show for the top prize are Brad James, Jennie Simpson and Keith Sampson.

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Ice Road Truckers returns Sunday: Meet the season’s cast, catch up with Lisa Kelly, Alex Debogorski

The eighth season of The History Channel’s popular Ice Road Truckers series premieres Sunday, July 7. Here are some links and videos to help you prepare.

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