Life

Put your duck-trucking hats back on, drivers

Minnesota-based trucker Joe Mansheim's ridealong duck, Frank, passed away earlier this year -- the hauler's got a new codriver, however, a young mallard named Eddy. "I think if everyone had a duck in their truck, the world would be a better place," Mansheim says.

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Tony Justice, band ‘a little sore’ but OK after tour bus wreck in Oklahoma

Around 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, driver-songwriter Tony Justice's rented tour bus hit the back of a tractor-trailer on eastbound I-40 in Oklahoma, near the Arkansas state line. Justice tells Overdrive that no one was hurt in the incident.

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Trucker Talent finalist Richard Woods has music and trucking in his veins

Woods, who says trucking "got into his system" when he was a child, started learning guitar at about 13 years old, and he’s been strumming ever since. He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Red Eye Radio bringing country music stars to GATS

Red Eye Radio will host live performances, meet and greets, prizes and more with country artists Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Janie Fricke, Tony Justice, Jayne Denham and Bill Weaver.

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10 truckers named finalists in Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

Ten drivers moved a step closer to being named Trucking's Top Rookie for 2017 and winning $10,000 and a package of prizes in the contest presented by Truckers News. The winner will be named later this month at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Trucking’s parody specialist: Trucker Talent finalist Terrance Mathis on an ‘indescribable love’ for the job

“When I was 10 years old and tall enough to reach the gas pedal, my father put me in an old ’67 International dually with no power steering, no AC and a cracked windshield,” he says. He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Pork rind maker giving away $2,500 in trucker photo contest benefiting St. Christopher’s

Southern Recipe, a pork rind maker, is showing its appreciation for truckers by hosting a "Rig on the Road" photo contest, the prize for which is $2,500 cash. It's also giving away thousands to the St. Christopher's fund.

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‘Rigs without cigs’ cessation campaign from the Truckers’ Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has launched its Rigs Without Cigs campaign, now pre-registering drivers and others who wish to quit smoking for good.

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‘Free and easy rambler’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Michael Lochmiller on a lifetime of music

Lochmiller says trucking as a vocation and a lifestyle provides an “endless backstory for song ideas.” He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Five Apps for That: Customizing audio content for the road

Podcasts may be the perfect entertainment option for truckers: They’re mobile, they’re free, and they’re offered in as many genres as you find in periodicals, books and movies.

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