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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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VIDEO: Former Trucker of the Year on health, success strategies

Checking in with Overdrive 2004 Trucker of the Year Mike Curle -- on recent additions to his toolkit for success.

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How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Overdrive’s top Christmas songs: Vote for your favorite!

Help us get into the holiday freight-hauling spirit this year by casting your vote for the best Christmas song of all time.

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Owner-operator takes active role in educating tomorrow’s four-wheeler

Meet Todd Modderman, independent owner-operator who today collaborates in his spare time with the B.R.A.K.E.S. program of young driver education, utilizing his Peterbilt 379.

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More holidays to celebrate — or ignore

That's right, Hoodie Hoo Day is a real, copyrighted holiday, celebrated on Feb. 20. People run outside at high noon, raise their hands in the air, and yell, “Hoodie Hoo!” | more lesser-known holidays ...

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Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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

Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

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Cast your ballot: Voting for Overdrive’s Most Loved Pet contest begins

Voting for the Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest began Monday, Nov. 4, and will run until Nov. 30. More than 160 pets were entered into the contest, including dogs, cats, macaws, a rabbit, a capuchin and even a duck.

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