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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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Rolling Strong announces driver health coaching app, rewards program

If a driver isn’t logging enough sleep or exercise or is reporting too many calories on the app, articles about healthy sleeping, eating or exercise habits will be sent. Likewise, if the driver is logging effective sleep, exercise or eating habits, the platform will issue points and rewards.

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Highway Justice, Episode 2: To clear his name, Jake Brakefield weighs joining a dangerous undercover mission

Undercover detective Lena extends to trucker Jake Brakefield an enticing offer he can't refuse: Join an FBI operation to take down a human trafficking kingpin in exchange for having his name cleared in a suicide-by-truck investigation.

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Customize your on-the-road music experience

This brief video highlights the features and costs of five leading music apps.

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How to keep seeing Overdrive on Facebook after news feed change

There are big changes coming to Facebook that could mean fewer news stories from Overdrive in your news feed. Here's how to continue seeing Overdrive's Facebook updates after the changes.

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As more states move toward legalizing marijuana, it remains off limits for truckers

In one of the first laws of its kind, Maine has enacted rules that forbid the state’s employers from firing employees or refusing job applicants for testing positive for marijuana use. Do these laws and broader marijuana legalization efforts have any bearing on trucking's driver drug screening policies?

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‘Highway Justice’ pair tangles with dark side in trafficking tale

A serialized graphic short story, “Highway Justice,” tells the tale of the fictional Jake Brakefield, a trucker with a checkered background who gets caught up in a dangerous FBI operation to bust a human trafficking ring. The 10-part story will appear on Overdrive on Mondays and Thursdays for five weeks.

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Telemedicine, walk-in truck stop clinics can keep drivers rolling when sick

When you’re ill far from home, finding a local doc often isn’t practical, and getting sicker doesn’t cut it. Now there are better remedies for remote care.

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Podcast: Bird’s eye view of fleets’ initiatives on driver scoring systems

In this installment of Overdrive Radio, CCJ Tech Editor Aaron Huff provides a high-level overview of how fleets are using the influx of data from in-cab systems to monitor, coach and score drivers. Listen here...

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Readers respond to the passing of OOIDA President Jim Johnston with condolences, memories

Some words of condolence and recollection came in response to both the news of the passing of -- in the words of one reader -- "a trucker's trucker," longtime OOIDA President and Cofounder Jim Johnston.

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