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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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Tony Justice: Making dreams reality with new record

The quality of the writing and production on the best tracks on Justice's new record are primed to earn wide attention – if not in the mainstream, definitely among the audience Justice knows best. That’s you.

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10 tips to avoid holiday depression

1. Acknowledge your feelings It’s normal to feel sadness and grief if you are not with a loved one over the holidays. It’s okay to cry or express your feelings. Realize that you can’t force holiday cheer. 2. Reach out If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social   events. Some truck stops have ministries (truckstopministries.org) that focus on truckers and can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is ...

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

Candidate and fleet owner channels Van Damme in ad

Meet Ga.-based 10th-District Congressional candidate and Collins Trucking fleet owner Mike Collins -- and checking in with 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford, bringing home on the road...

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Download: ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’ version by Tony Justice

With driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice's "Apple Pie Moonshine" hitting all the major truck stops in the next weeks, a special download here for Overdrive readers.

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