Life

National Geographic trucking doc follows rescue crew through mountains

The 10-part series follows tow truck drivers in the Cascade Mountains in Washington as they try to clear the Coquihalla highway of truck wrecks.

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Video: Driver describes rescue of family

Jason Harte of Sammons Trucking tells in his own words how he responded when he came upon a family in a wrecked minivan.

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Register for MATS health walk

The walk is scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday, March 22, at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Health tip: Snack time

Eat a snack around 2 p.m. That’s when levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that helps regulate mood, can take a nosedive.

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Healthy McDonald’s breakfast

While the McGriddle or sausage egg and cheese biscuit may sound good for breakfast, McDonald's offers some healthier options for the morning meal.

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Portable fitness equipment

Gaiam offers a wide variety of travel-friendly fitness gear that can be used to create a home gym in your truck.

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Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

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Health tip: Crank up the tunes

Researchers say that brain-imaging techniques have linked music and its effects on our nervous system to improved mood and well-being.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

No place to turn around in Chicago

The second-place winner in Overdrive's GPS contest got lost for several hours after encountering low bridges and U-turn troubles.

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In a tight spot in Clarksville, W.V.

John Forker got lost, and it was an awful experience with a good outcome.

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