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‘Ice Road Truckers’ star Todd Dewey talks trucking career, recent struggles in podcast

Overdrive sister site Truckers News Editor David Hollis recently sat down with Dewey for a three-part podcast in which he talks about getting started in trucking, a recent on-the-job accident that resulted in four eye surgeries and more.

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Owner-operator delivers Capitol Christmas Tree after 4,000-mile trip in Kenworth T680

Driver Gary Amoth, owner of the 120-truck Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to the Capitol. The tree’s tour included 27 stops between Idaho and D.C.

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Trucker’s popular video blog includes four-legged co-star

Trucker Joshua Giesbrecht produces daily videos and posts them to YouTube. They're mostly humorous monologs with himself and Diesel, his ride-along dog. Giesbrecht often mixes in real-time and fast-paced time-lapse highway shots backed by rock music.

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Head west for Christmas truck parades

Less than a dozen U.S locations are in this unique category, which excludes parades not during the holiday season and Christmas fire truck parades. The Golden State has six such parades, while Oregon has two and Hawaii one. All these events are north of Sacramento and in southwest Oregon, in communities where logging is or has been key.

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Scenes from the Capitol Christmas Tree’s Nashville stop

The Capitol Christmas Tree's third-to-last stop on its route across the country for a Monday delivery in D.C. One happy daughter put her signature on the trailer, joining hundreds of others to have done so this year.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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Trucker hauling Capitol Christmas Tree calls cross-country trip the ‘haul of a lifetime’

The trip, which began Nov. 6, will be the longest journey in his 33-year career as a trucker. Amoth is the owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking, a fleet of 125 trucks.

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Autonomous trucks pave way for hours reform and more, but major roadblocks remain, says ATRI

“Truck driving as a career may become more attractive as Level 3 and Level 4 trucks are commercially available. Automation may relieve some of the stress and monotony of driving long hours and...could allow drivers to work on tasks such as logistics while the vehicle is moving,” ATRI says. “The ability to rest while driving in the Level 4 environment could enable drivers to be at home more often rather than parked at distant ...

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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New ‘Share the road’ video aimed at motorists

As one commenter under FMCSA's Facebook share of the new video put it: "This video needs to be a part of every high school's drivers ed class." Hear hear, driver.

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