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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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Highway Justice, Episode 9: Brakefield tries to break loose and phone help — as a brutal punishment looms

In the penultimate episode of the Highway Justice serial graphic, trucker Jake Brakefield -- who's being held in captive in his truck by a crazed mob boss's enforcer -- slips out of his duct tape cuffs and tries to call for help before it's too late.

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Coffee purchases at Pilot Flying J stops benefit American Heart Association

PFJ gives drivers five ways to donate to the campaign, which include buying a special 16-ounce cup of coffee, rounding up purchases at the register, buying a paper heart and more.

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Highway Justice, Episode 7: Mishap blows Brakefield’s cover, jeopardizes his mission — and his life

In an attempt to take down a human trafficking ring, trucker Jake Brakefield's undercover mission goes awry, leaving him him trapped with a heavy-handed enforcer.

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BigRigTravels.com turns 10: A talk with Stephen Michaels, long-haul proprietor

In this latest edition of Overdrive Radio, Stephen Michaels talks about his informal ambassadorship from the trucking world to the motoring public via his BigRigTravels.com live-feed webcam, which has yielded plenty individual dividends in motorist education and a turn in the perception of trucking.

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‘That’s what family does’: Driver Ronald Miller on the way back to health

The story of trucker Ronald Miller, left with partial paralysis after complications from flu back in December -- he's soon to be recuperating at home thanks in part to a couple of trucking-specific organizations.

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C.R. England making food bank donation for every load delivered

At the time of delivery, each driver will designate which of 19 food banks nationwide to direct the donation. Additionally, both companies will hold fundraising events throughout the year. The public is also invited to donate to the company's One initiative.

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Sikhism at a glance: A religion transported

Outlining basic tenants of the Sikh religion, with roots in 15th-century India.

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Mintu Pandher’s small fleet success in fuel hauling, truck-stop ownership

Small fleet owner Mintu Pandher, who came to the U.S. with his parents in 1999, followed the growth in oil drilling into independence as an owner-operator. His Akal Energy small fleet grew fairly quickly over several years with contracts with some fuel providers, running out of Laramie, Wyo.

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Highway Justice, Episode 6: Brakefield raises the stakes in undercover mission with a dangerous load from south of the border

After securing human trafficking ring target Lazarus with a stolen load of pills, Brakefield and detective Lena set out on a new mission -- this one aimed at taking down Laz.

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