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‘Trucker Country’ from singer-songwriter Erich McMann

'Trucker Country' from singer-songwriter Erich McMann

Hear a preview track from a new disc of trucking-themed tuned from Chicago-area singer-songwriter Erich McMann.

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Semi-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362

This now-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362 plays the role of “toy hauler,” says its owner John Sabo, who uses the rig to haul his antique tractors.

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Gift guide: What to get your favorite trucker this Christmas

With Christmas less than three weeks away, there’s still time to find a way to make those on your list feel special. Here are a few gift ideas to buy — or request — this season.

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Sensitive subjects

Sensitive subjects

Disaster strikes: "We have a bad smell loose in the truck and I can't find the origin of it."

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Wreaths Across America looking for owner-ops to haul loads of wreaths to cemeteries

Wreaths Across America looking for owner-ops to haul loads of wreaths to cemeteries

Wreaths Across America is making a last-minute push to secure the trucks it needs to haul wreaths nationwide to cemeteries around the country as part of its annual wreath laying ceremonies, intended to memorialize fallen veterans.

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‘Tis the season: Archived Overdrive covers show off snowy rigs, Christmas colors

Christmas is approaching quickly, and in the spirit of the season, Overdrive dug these old covers out of the filing room to show off.

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VIDEO: ‘Top rookie’ Julie Matulle hits the road with H.O. Wolding, Wreaths Across America

In just her second year as a driver, this week Matulle gets the rare opportunity to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery as part of preparations for the Wreaths Across America main event.

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Enter pics of your decorated rig

One way to beat the holiday blahs is to bring a little bit of rolling Christmas spirit with you. It’s hard to feel like a Grinch when your truck is twinkling and bright.

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Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications

Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.

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Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

The Pacific Northwest leads the continent in holiday trucker parades, albeit some have expanded to include more than trucks. California’s best known truck parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka. Since the ‘80s, truckers honking “Jingle Bells” have convoyed in heavily decorated trucks to raise money for local charities. Click here for more information on the Eureka parade.  Here's video from the 2009 Eureka parade: 18 WHEELS OF CHRISTMAS Overdrive wants to see what you do ...

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