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The Standout: Mike O’Conner’s ’05 Peterbilt 379

Mike O'Connor upgraded and worked on his truck until he decided it was too nice to work. Now he uses the rig exclusively as a show truck.

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A working truck at the show booth

Oscar Robledo's 2005 Western Star at the Load One show booth at the Expedite Expo -- Robledo was surprised when he was asked to show the truck there, but ultimately he shouldn't have been, says company president.

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Cellulitis: What it is and how to avoid it

Preventing this skin infection is a simple matter of good skin care -- attending to an infection quickly once it's present, however, can be crucial in preventing development of bigger issues.

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Driver helps trapped couple after crash

Robert Phillips of Cleburne, Texas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for his involvement in helping an elderly couple escape their vehicle after crashing in bad weather.

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Health tip: Brilliant blue

Bizarrely, the blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade could be helpful in reducing damage caused by spine injuries.

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Professional at work: Jon and Miriam Brown’s freight hauler

The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.

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Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

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

New SuperRigs show winner named after eligibility audit

Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.

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Walcott: ‘High Gear Photography’ with Kenny Hubka

Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.

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