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‘BlackGold’ scale memorial Mack, Cecil Spurlock’s son and family’s tribute to the Kentucky coal hauler

The 1/25th scale model of Spurlock's 1981 Mack DM 800 coal hauler is their way of honoring his legacy. When Spurlock passed in 2012, says his son David, he was buried "with his Mack cap on his head, and a coal miner on his grave stone with a pick and shovel on his shoulder, showing where he came from."

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Two weeks left to enter Overdrive singing contest

The video submission period for Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search is open through May 1. Truckers who love to sing should should record a video clip of themselves singing — even a simple smartphone recording is acceptable. Judges request minimal audio enhancement and no pitch correction software be used. Three finalists in the contest will receive an all-expenses paid trip to The Great American Trucking Show for a sing-off style competition to decide the contest's winner. A panel of music and industry professionals will watch all ...

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Faces of the Road: Mary Gauthier and her new record of songs written with military veterans

How "Mercy Now" folk singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier came to pen the 11 tracks on her new "Rifles and Rosary Beads" record working with military veterans as cowriters, the latest in "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" series.

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Arizona ‘Share the road’ program for teens

New grants from the state allows the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation to continue a mission to advocate for highway safety through its highly acclaimed “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs.

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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual Trucker Talent Search singing contest

Back for a fifth year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing. Three finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Great American Trucking Show for a sing-off style competition to decide the contest's winner.

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Tony Justice to perform at ‘Bo’s Extravaganza’ in Louisiana

The festival, this weekend in Louisiana, is a sort of public birthday bash for actor John Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the 'Dukes of Hazzard' TV series.

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Novel ‘best practices’ parking examples data collection under way

A new effort from a working group within the National Coalition on Truck Parking needs your help to identify novel parking solutions in order that states, municipalities and private entities not always seen as truck-parking providers might implement them.

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Video: Owner-operator and Highway Hero finalist Brian Bucenell ends a police chase

The trailer and tires got a scratch, the custom power unit was untouched, and the officers Bucenell helped obliged him with a clean white-glove Level 1 inspection just after. As he told Movin' Out's Steve Pollock, "The DOT officer did me a favor, U.S. Bulk gives us a $200 bonus for each clean Level 1 inspection."

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Better Health: Preventing and dealing with nausea on the road

Nausea is rarely a sign of something serious, but the associated vomiting and other symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with driving. Here are some of the most common causes -- and ways to prevent them.

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Trucker who comforted dying fellow driver named Highway Angel of the Year

John Weston came up on a two-truck crash, stopped and found the driver of the second truck trapped in his seat and unable to move. Weston comforted the driver for more than a half hour by placing his hand on the driver's head until the driver passed away.

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