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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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’80s trucker’s struggles, truck hijackings and more hit the big screen in new movie

“A Most Violent Year,” an ex-trucker’s struggle to keep his home heating oil delivery company alive amid truck hijackings and an investigation, opened in theaters Dec. 31.

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Arctic blast hits much of the country

How are you staying warm? Readers answer the question -- and more on where temps are expected to go through the week.

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Truckers’ wives and spouses – the silent voice of the industry

"There's no official 'Drivers' Spouse Appreciation Week,' and rarely do we hear stories of the support they provide, so I'm going to take a quick minute to thank all the trucker's wives, husbands and families for the job they do."

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Driver receives a crash course in CPR — and delivers

In this video, Bison Transport driver Sahasi recounts how he stepped up to the task when other motorists declined to help a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest on the side of the road.

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PHOTO essay: Nashville truck stop caught in the lens

Documentary and fine-art photographer Stacey Irvin's portrait of the downtown Nashville TA is the kind of honest portrait the trucking world could use more of.

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More Overdrive back issues in need of a home

A cache of Overdrive back issues -- "starting in the late 1960s," says reader Brandon Tracy -- has been found and is being offered up for the taking. More info here.

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Family Affair: Detroit-powered 1990 cabover Freightliner

Nick Zwald of Tillamook, Ore., owns and drives this 1990 Freightliner Condor for Zwald Transport, operating under his father’s authority.

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Happy new year!

The 2014 wrap-up video from the George & Wendy Show's George Parker. Happy new year!

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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