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Report: Detention sucks over $1 billion from truckers’ wages annually, boosts crash risk

Drivers see an average annual pay loss of between $1,281 and $1,534, the report concludes, as well as potentially contributing to an extra 6,500 truck crashes each year. The DOT's Office of Inspector General has called on FMCSA to bolster its data collection efforts around detention and its impacts.

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Independence basics: Binda Atwal’s attractions to trucking

It's the income possibilities owner-operator Binda Atwal names as his principal attraction to trucking, for his young family – Atwal and his wife are the proud parents of two children, a four- and one-year-old.

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‘Queen of the Road’ voting open

The Real Women in Trucking organization is in the midst of its second annual "Queen of the Road" awards and recognition program for women who make their living behind the wheel of heavy-duty trucks.

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Into the limelight: Sikh truckers in America

Sikhs have been a growing part of America’s professional driver force for three decades. Though there are tens of thousands in trucking, non-Sikh counterparts have little information and a lot of misconceptions about them -- the ELD protests began to change that.

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Truckers, tell us your Valentine’s story of happiness or heartbreak

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Overdrive would like to share your stories about finding or losing love, or the creative ways you’ve kept it alive.

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Better health: Trucking lifestyle can lead to headaches

Trucking can be a high-stress job that leads to poor eating and sleeping habits. These factors – as well as alcohol, smoking, poor posture and more – can lead to headaches of varying length and severity.

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Cargo check

In mid-December, somewhere close to Yearington, Nev., during his on-foot trek bound from South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Holly "Cargo" Harrison had a heart attack. Despite the setback, his journey continues.

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New NAIT disability insurance plan

Most drivers, NAIT notes, operate their business without disability today, yet the probability of having a long-term disability is between  1 in 3 and 1 in 4 workers in America.

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Cooking in-cab: A few slow-cooker recipes to get you running

Herein a few "winter warmers" from the folks at the RoadPro family of brands, whose products include a slow cooker that will operate on 12-volt power in-cab -- running with an inverter, other slow cookers are possible. Any in-cab cookers here? Share your tips with those new to the art.

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Highway Justice, Episode 3: Now undercover, trucker Jake Brakefield plays a key role in planning a special operation

Brakefield, working with detective Lena, heads to Laz's truck stop diner to set up a staged crime ... and learns about the mysterious trucker, "Ghost Rider."

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