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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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Revenge of the healthy choices

"Ever eat something you think is so good for you, you're just tickled with yourself for eating it, only to have it turn around and try to kill you?"

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Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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Video blog: What’s at the end of the rainbow?

A recent Jade and John Show trucking video blog on youtube starts with a rainbow that points, with amazing precision, to a well-known New Mexico destination.

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‘The truck driver is the last cowboy’: Trucker Talent Search winner Jason Lee Wilson enjoying a rebound

Overdrive-Red Eye Radios 2016 Trucker Talent Search boosts trucker Jason Lee Wilson's lifelong musical ambitions. Here's his story...

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Health-insurance exchanges open through Jan. for ‘Obamacare, round 4’

Affordable Care Act open enrollment is to purchase and change plans is open through January 31, 2017. The biggest issue this year include premium price increases and the need for many current policyholders to shop their plans due to the mass exodus of insurers from the exchanges.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey

The 80-foot Englemann Spruce was picked up in the specially-decaled Kenworth by Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking.

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North Carolina driver named Highway Angel for helping elderly man after rollover accident

Debehnke crawled into the van through the sliding door on the passenger side, checked the driver's vitals and loosened the seat belt to relieve the pressure on the man's shoulder.

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Of personal bests, the St. Christopher fund and truckin’, writin’ and runnin’

The competitive spirit of the Truckin' Runners Virtual 5K, benefiting the St. Christopher fund, yields a personal best, and an update: To date, the "Truckers Fund" has "given out more than $1.4 million on behalf of 1,653 drivers" in medical dire straits, for more than just medical expenses, too.

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