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Healthy sides at Wendy’s

Instead of French fries, look to some healthier alternatives for things to eat with your hamburger at Wendy's.

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De-Elegant Model Truck Fleet builds trucking icons with new mag

Kuenn McClinton adds publishing and legend-building to his core longtime model-truck-build business at MATS 2013.

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Freightliner releases in-cab exercise system, Cascadia Evolution orders top 10k

Freightliner this week announced an in-cab training system designed for installation onto already existing tether points in Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado models. The announcement came at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner collaborated with Rolling Strong to design and implement the system — the Freightliner In-cab Training System (FIT) — and it was made to offer drivers a place to workout "in the comfort of their own cabs," said Freightliner engineer Dave Hames. The system ...

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Non-fiction weight loss story

“A Working Man's Road to Weight Loss” is a book about Mike Sammons, an over-the-road truck driver who lost over 200 pounds without using surgery, drugs or special dieting plan.

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One of the good dispatchers

"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.

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Health tip: Move in the morning

Start an early morning exercise routine.

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Bitten — by more than the trucking bug

" The spiders in South Texas are so big they strap saddles to them and put them in rodeos. Small children who make a scene by screaming for Starbucks in the food court are fed to them."

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Video: Werner driver recounts life-saving response

Mark Randall, driving for Werner Enterprises, tells his story of averting a likely highway tragedy when a motorcyclist crashed in front of him.

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Doc’s advice: ‘Eat more color’

Overdrive correspondent Wendy Parker reports from her yearly visit to the doc with some helpful tips for diet, activity levels and overall health.

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Health tip: Eat hearty cereal

To prevent high blood pressure, start each day with a bowl of whole-grain variety cereal.

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