Life

From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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No. 4 Jupiter Motorsports racer Scott Treadway’s 1979 Western Star

Take a quick video run through owner-operator Scott Treadway's involvement in the Jupiter Motorsports team, with four trucks running in the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Racing series this year. Treadway drives the No. 4 1979 Western Star in the series, his own '07 379 on the road at work.

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Truckers divided on Republicans’ go-it-alone Obamacare overhaul

A slight minority (47 percent) of readers noted general support for current efforts, while an exact half of poll respondents either urged Republicans to go back to the drawing board or leave the current system in place.

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Where trucking musicians gather – and truckers get a treat

GATS will showcase trucking's musical talent next month. See a preview here.

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree takes place next week, features live music, show trucks and more

Former "The Voice" contestant Mary Sarah and country artist Collin Raye will headline concerts at the show on Thursday and Friday night, respectively. Local band Dani Lynn Howe & Band will open for Sarah, while Tony Justice will open for Raye.

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Five Apps for That: Tools for grabbing a quick load

Spot market load matching evolved from physical bulletin boards at truck stops to digital displays and then to websites. Today, those websites increasingly are accessed via a mobile browser and, in the case of the five mobile boards featured here, via smartphone apps.

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Video: Racing action, update with ’88 Mike’ Morgan’s Mack race truck

In the 6th race of the inaugural Minimizer Bandit Big Rig racing series, the No. 88 Mack of "88 Mike" Morgan ran away with the win in the main event at what amounts to the Wartrace, Tenn., resident's home track. In this video, Morgan walks through some of the modifications he's made, with a little race action, to the 1999 Mack CH since Overdrive's last close look.

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Path to prosperity: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful winner spreads the word of how trucking served as her ticket to the good life

For Klang, the honor of being named Overdrive’s Most Beautiful is a chance to further improve trucking’s image -- something she dedicates herself and her career to.

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Let the festivities begin! (Fire up those race trucks …)

For those of you who won't make it home for local festivities Tuesday, enjoy the celebration wherever you are, and here's a heartfelt shout-out from me and, I know, the rest of the crew here. Thanks for what you do. (And: See you at the races! ...)

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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