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How owner-operators connect: Mobile highlights devices, access points

Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

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Overdrive Company Driver of the Year presented with pickup

Jack Fielding last week was presented with the 2013 Ram 2500 he won as 2013 Driver of the Year in the contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Driver helps unconscious motorist, uses truck to prevent crash

Marysville, Wash., driver Robert Tyler has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in assisting a motorist who had become incapacitated while stuck in traffic and blocking the car to prevent it from causing crashes.

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Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

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Owner-operator digital usage: Mobile uptick key trend in OD survey

Like the rest of society, owner-operators have become connected via smartphones, the Web and social media, and the increasingly ubiquitous use of mobile devices to perform business and personal tasks highlight Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

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Driver helps trooper subdue wanted criminal at rest area

Oklahoma-based driver Harry Welker has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in helping subdue a belligerent man who was in a fight with a Kansas state trooper.

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Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year presented with pickup

Terry Smith, 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year in the contest produced by Overdrive and TCA, picked up his prize Thursday: A new 2013 Ram 2500 pickup.

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Connectivity for leisure: Facebook rules non-work Web use

  2014 Internet Use Study stories Both in the listed responses for favorite non-work website and the most-accessed app and site from mobile devices, Facebook is king, as the social networking site is listed with great regularity in the favorite website list.  Nearly 50 percent of respondents in Overdrive's survey reported using Facebook (47 percent), with more than 95 percent of those who reported using Facebook saying they have a personal Facebook account. Nearly 65 percent of those who reported ...

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Parking shortage: DOT looking for driver feedback

The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from drivers about the challenges they face in finding parking and when and where shortages occur.

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Hunting Bigfoot in 2014

Wendy Parker interviews Bigfoot field researcher Aaron Bergeron, who says he's received more than one Bigfoot sighting report from a driver over the years.

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