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Highway Hero recounts rescue under burning fuel tanker

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from his truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. What transpired was “really like Hollywood movies,” Vasovic recalled after accepting the 31stGoodyear North America Highway Hero Award during the Mid-America Trucking Show. Vasovic tells his full story in this illustrated video, which includes the announcement of his honor during the show. Vasovic received $5,000, a trophy and a ring from ...

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Color stimulates the brain

The science of color has been intrinsically entwined with the psychology of color from the beginning. It's one of the few disciplines that cuts across the boundaries of art, biology, physics, psychology, chemistry and geology.

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VIDEO: Jetset Getset’s ‘Mile a Minute’ behind 75th-anniversary Pete

Teen country-pop outfit Jetset Getset performed its trucking-themed track in the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day parade on a flatbed behind the truck March 31.

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OTR Digital Tookit: Business, news, lifestyle, locator resources for owner-operators

Our editors have scoured what’s available in terms of websites, online software, smartphone apps, podcasts, email newsletters, social media and blogs and built a list of the top picks for owner-operators.

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Wright On: Limestone hauling ’96 Pete 379

Bright Wright, a 23-year-old owner-operator of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Pete 379. He bought the truck when he was just 19.

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FMCSA invalidating med cards issued by Georgia doc, drivers must be reexamined

CDL holders who received medical certification from Dr. Paul Besdansky in Garden City, Ga., must be reexamined and certified by another medical examiner, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced.

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Former trucker’s new novel chronicles young driver’s failure

By writer Dave Newman -- who spent a couple years OTR some time ago -- "Two Small Birds" tells the story of Dan Charles, a would-be poet and Walt Whitman devotee on a crash course with OTR trucking.

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N.D. driver rescues elderly man after icy wreck

James Mozey of Niagra, N.D., has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he rescued an elderly man who was pinned in his pickup truck after a crash.

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Female trucker contest holds online voting

Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest, which recognizes exceptional female drivers, is holding a round of online audience voting to pare the field down to 10 finalists.

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Corvette of trucking: ‘Monterey Red’ 2012 Peterbilt 389

Skip Avara saw a maroon Corvette and couldn’t forget about it, so he decided to paint his 2012 Peterbilt 389 the custom color known as Monterey Red.

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