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Operator tops hill, slams jackknifed flatbedder — Could he have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe topped a hill in the middle of a snow storm then crashed into a jackknifed rig in the middle of the road. Could he have prevented the accident?

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New Tony Justice interview, showcase vid from Christopher Fiffie

Fiffie's work combines rolling shots and other footage with interviews and music as well, a perfect fit for singer-songwriter Justice as a subject. Take a look at it here.

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Showing off at GATS: Tina Comer and a classic custom Kenworth

David Schnautz’s 1981 Kenworth W900A serves as the backdrop for 2013 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Tina Comer, who hauls logs for Comer Trucking, owned with her husband, Robert.

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Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

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Driver makes Truckers Against Trafficking message his own

Timothy Coon's powerful video message about why more drivers should actively support the goal of Truckers Against Trafficking.

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The yardstick method of driver training

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.

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Delo, Cummins sponsor 2013 Ram 2500 prizes for two top truckers

One Owner-Operator of the Year finalist and one Company Driver of the Year finalist will win a 2013 Ram 2500 next month in the annual contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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’70s fever: 1977 KW catches lots of highway attention

Owner-operator Rick Sousa of Portsmouth, R.I., hauls general commodities with his 1977 Kenworth W900A and says the paint job is popular with passers-by.

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ACA health insurance exchange open-enrollment period ends March 31

If you're uninsured, in order to avoid income tax penalties for not having coverage you’ll need to enroll in a qualified health plan by March 15 to begin coverage April 1. Find a primer of how to navigate the exchanges here.

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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