Life

Ice buckets and wet blankets

Wendy and George take the "ice bucket challenge" for ALS, sending out their own challenges to Overdrive's own Todd Dills, Class 8 stunt racer Mike Ryan and Mike Rowe.

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Werner’s ALS ice-bucket challenge

Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises president and chief operating officer, took on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and issued his own challenge -- to all Werner drivers.

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GATS preview: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379

Video, photos of Bowers' combo unit, which he'll be showing at GATS -- and a brief follow-up on Animal Aid USA's effort to transport fallen driver Richard Sullivan's dog Bella back home. All systems go!

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The stories behind the music

The sing-off for the Trucker Talent Search will be held at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Crowd-sourcing in a perfect world (And: New vid from Tex Crowley)

More on crowd-sourcing -- how about building a perfect truck stop via reader recommendations? Let's roll....

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Pair of champs, take two: Dan Brubaker’s 2014 389 glider and Wilson trailer

Videos, photos, more: Owner-operator Dan Brubaker's custom 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2015 Wilson Livestock trailer are competing in the Pride & Polish national championship in the Working Combo category.

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Nissan crowd-sourcing off-road pickup specs — meanwhile, at Big Rig Builder.com…

The skinny on three social-media engagement efforts/contests from BigRigBuilder.com, Nissan and WABCO... Wish you could win an iPad mini? Here's a chance. Chrome, too.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner relishes role of hard-working woman in a man’s world

Because of her beauty, strong work ethic and tough-as-nails attitude, Emily Weymouth was named winner of the 2014 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest. She receives an expense-paid trip to The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Pair of champs: Father-son Petes compete for national title

Video, photos: Sigourney, Iowa-based Ron Brubaker's 1993 "One of a Kind" livestock-hauling Peterbilt 379. Brubaker and his son Dan will be competing in Overdrive's Pride & Polish national championship at GATS next week.

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Time is of the essence when it comes to stroke

With approximately 795,000 deaths a year attributed to it, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 75 percent of all strokes occur in people over the age of 65, and the risk of having a stroke doubles each decade after age 55.

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