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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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Hours of service: Fatal flaws, a slow response to potential fixes

The fixed 14–hour on–duty clock virtually forces truckers to continue to operate when they feel tired and otherwise would opt for a long break. With fatigue monitoring tech on the rise, is there hope for change?

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Why driver fatigue-monitoring tech could spread quickly among fleets

While fatigue–monitoring technology holds the potential for a new approach to addressing hours of service, few observers anticipate federal action in that direction in the near future. The integration of such systems, though, appears to be well on its way, with no need for a government decree.

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Meet Anthony Fox, owner-caretaker of this original Rubber Duck 1970 Mack RS700 ‘Convoy’ movie combo

Video: Showcasing 20-truck tanker fleet owner Anthony Fox of Rome, Ga., proud owner and caretaker of the piece of history that is one of the original 1970 Macks used in the classic "Convoy" trucking film of the 1970s -- better yet, it's attached to an also-original Trailmobile tank also using in the Sam Peckinpah flick.

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Are driver monitoring systems destined to upend hours of service regulations?

Fatigue-monitoring technology promises to drastically narrow the often vast gap between the government’s formula for alertness and the reality of frequent fatigue. Such systems applied to individual drivers could theoretically replace the clock-based system that attempts to cover all drivers.

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‘Ice Road Truckers’ stars make final deliveries of 11th season

Deteriorating ice roads and melting ice lakes, coupled with mechanical problems, made everyone’s deliveries all the more difficult in the final episode of the 11th season of the History Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers.”

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Ice Road Truckers finale airs tonight

It has been a demanding season for the men and women of “Ice Road Truckers," and those story lines play out tonight in the season's finale, to be aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on the History Channel.

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Colin Young presents ‘Basalt drive’ hall of shame

This collection of video clips from the dashcam of trucker Colin Young was assembled from several during "a load from Denver to Basalt, Colo., on the Friday before Father's Day" this year, Young says, via Loveland Pass. "After 20-plus years of driving it still surprises me how many people continue to take the risks they take around big trucks."

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Fatigue’s Fast Track: How auto industry’s embrace of fatigue monitoring affects truckers

Unlike trucking, where fatigue-monitoring vendors are trying to sell their wares to fleets, in the automotive world it’s vehicle manufacturers who are the main drivers in adopting the technology.

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Change of seasons creates trouble for ‘Ice Road Truckers’

Todd Dewey, Lisa Kelly, Steph Custance and Art Burke each had problems to deal with as spring begins in the penultimate episode of the 11th season of "Ice Road Truckers."

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