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Holiday stress on the road: Common problems and how to handle them

Truckers are not alone in feeling the financial pressure and expectations of the season but are slammed by the extra stressors that come with the job. Here are some unique holiday problems truckers face, along with solutions to help you.

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VIDEO: Scenes from Wreaths Across America in Nashville

Wreaths were laid in a section of the cemetery devoted to Civil War-era soldiers. Catch a video of the ceremony, as well as several still photos from the day, here.

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Alabama’s ‘Christmas in Dixie’: Song No. 7

The 1982-released country-pop track is a celebration as much of Christmas in the South as throughout the nation.

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Wreaths Across America: An early delivery in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from driver John Dyer's Wreaths Across America delivery at Nashville National Cemetery, where this week 100-plus wreaths were placed anonymously ahead of Dec. 14 ceremonies.

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Christmas song No. 8: ‘Santa’s Got a Semi’

Naturally for a trucking magazine's top Christmas songs list, this tune gives Santa a diesel-powered tractor pulling the biggest, bottomless dry toy van across the world.

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The No. 9 Christmas song: ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

The 1957-recorded "Jingle Bell Rock," made popular that year by singer Bobby Helms, is a classic of Christmas music and early rock 'n' roll.

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NPR gets truckers’ takes on being halted by ‘cobblestone ice’

Several truck drivers told NPR they were halted by "cobblestone ice" at truck stops outside of Dallas.

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Overdrive’s Christmas songs, No. 10

"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch," from the classic 1960s TV special based on Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," continues our countdown of Overdrive's Top Christmas Songs, voted by readers.

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West Virginia to get truck parking alert system

The West Virginia Division of Highways will offer a guidance system to alert truckers to available parking via roadway signs and the 511 Traveler Information platform.

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Overdrive’s top Christmas songs, counting down: No. 11

No. 11 is the "Carol of the Bells" traditional song -- hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's modern version here. We'll be counting down to No. 1 through the next two weeks.

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