Deanne Winslett

Better health: Weak circulation can point to other problems

Because of the largely sedentary nature of long-haul driving, truckers have a higher incidence of weak circulation and other heart issues, as well as the interrelated conditions of obesity and diabetes. Recognizing these symptoms early and discussing them with your doctor can help prevent them from worsening.

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Five Apps for That: Customize your drive-time music lineup

You can listen to your favorite type of music while you’re on the road – even choosing your favorite songs – with the selection of the right streaming app.

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Truck stops offering Thanksgiving meals to truckers

The Boise Stage Stop in Boise, Idaho is offering truckers free turkey dinner with trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Nearby in Wyoming, the Cowboy Cafe in Lyman is hosting a free turkey dinner Nov. 22 for truckers.

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Truckers raise more than $40k in annual Special Olympics convoy

There were 145 trucks registered for the event and 111 participated in the convoy. Special olympics athletes were able to ride in the trucks as part of the convoy.

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Fatal truck-involved crashes up 5.4 percent in 2016

Crashes involving large trucks were responsible for 4,317 fatalities in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report.

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Trucker follows GPS directions onto pedestrian-only Atlantic City Boardwalk

The trucker told officials he’d been following his GPS and once he was on the boardwalk he couldn’t get off and couldn’t turn around. He drove almost three miles down the pedestrian-only beach boardwalk.

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FMCSA’s med board to review waiver protocol for drivers on anti-seizure medication

FMCSA's Medical Review Board will meet next week to discuss the criteria for which drivers on anti-seizure medications must meet in order to be cleared to drive.

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Five Apps for That: Driving after hours with simulation games

Trucking simulator apps are meant to mimic the real deal. They can incorporate realistic elements such as fuel consumption, damage and the ability to customize your rig.

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September calendar: Driver Appreciation Week ahead

The nation is gearing up to celebrate the truckers who keep America moving this month with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 10-16. During the week, trucking companies, truck stops and other industry leaders will offer driver celebrations and discounts to show appreciation for truckers. If you'd like to celebrate on your own by attending a truck show this month, there are plenty of options. The new North American Commercial Vehicle Show will debut in Atlanta Sept. ...

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Safety Sammy: TMAF’s mascot named during GATS

Safety Sammy is officially the name of the Trucking Moves America Forward mascot. American Trucking Associations Chairman Kevin Burch announced the name during the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 26.

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