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Overdrive’s YouTube Channel: Subscribe now

Do you subscribe to the Overdrive YouTube Channel? See this video as to why you should.

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Sled operating under Elves Trucking back in operation — just in time for year’s most important run

A roadside inspection entanglement involving a peculiar elf -- and his peculiar load -- was back in service in the nick of time. Details here on Elves Trucking's run-in with a DOT officer...

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Gather ’round the fire …

Four years ago around this time of the year, Overdrive asked readers to name the "best Christmas song of all time." From a big list, readers then voted on a final top list -- these songs represent the results, from bottom to top. Merry Christmas.

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Trucking delivers toys, charity

Details on two companies' holiday donation drives -- Transervice Logistics' decades-running toy drive and CFI's longstanding Truckloads of Treasure campaign.

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Truckers still have time to finish Christmas shopping online

Truckers can still order last-minute gifts delivered by Christmas or arrange in-store pickup through Christmas Eve.

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Trucker wins $4M in lottery

Mark Clark, 47, from South Rockwood southwest of Detroit, made a fuel delivery to the 127 Party Store in Hudson, Michigan Friday, Dec. 15, and as usual bought a scratch-off ticket. It was a winner, landing him $4 million.

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Things you don’t like to think about, but need to

"No one wants to think about the implications of losing a loved one, especially when that loved one may be far away from home when they pass." But think about it they do -- the good news is there's an organization working to put itself out of business by encouraging a paradigm shift in how carriers and drivers think about the risk.

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FMCSA’s database of certified med examiners down indefinitely

Photo of a Map on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Website

They agency says it does not have a timeline for when the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners will be live again. The agency is directing drivers in need of medical certification to reach out to examiners directly “to verify that they are certified and listed."

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Verizon Telematics hosting free Brothers Osborne concert for truckers at Nevada truck stop

Verizon Telematics is hosting a free holiday dinner and concert for truckers this Thursday, Dec. 14, in Primm, Nevada, featuring Grammy-nominated country music duo Brothers Osborne.

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RJ Taylor, trucker and founder of Ol’Blue, USA, has passed at age 75

RJ Taylor's 1950s Ol'Blue KW was part of the bedrock under his Ol'Blue, USA nonprofit -- the USA stood for United Safety Alliance, his own self-styled effort, working with a multiplicity of partners, to teach road safety to schoolchildren and the motoring public and bring together truckers and law enforcement.

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