Life

Old Spice and sunshine: Remembering Jim Johnston

"He looked like sunshine and smelled like Old Spice and Marlboro cigarettes, and he was a big deal to me." --Wendy remembers OOIDA head Jim Johnston, who passed on at 78.

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Better health: Weak circulation can point to other problems

Because of the largely sedentary nature of long-haul driving, truckers have a higher incidence of weak circulation and other heart issues, as well as the interrelated conditions of obesity and diabetes. Recognizing these symptoms early and discussing them with your doctor can help prevent them from worsening.

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While you’re at it, wash your hands

Take it from a longtime former nurse: "You can prevent flu by not slobbering all over each other and washing your hands frequently. ... Really, wash your hands. Do it a lot. It helps, even the scientists say so.

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New vid from ‘Long haul Paul’ Marhoefer

Marhoefer's "Odious Death of the Cracker King" tells the story of a fictional character in the title, which the trucker-songwriter describes as something of a composite of two men he'd known long ago, the "sons of outlaw bull haulers" both, plus a little of that mythic dirge treatment Marhoefer's a master of.

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Skip that DVD rack and stream what you want

Though the many movie and TV-streaming apps now available offer a solution, only three in 10 Overdrive readers say they subscribe to a streaming movie/TV service. This video covers five apps for streaming commercial productions on phone, tablet or laptop.

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CVSA driver-of-the-year nomination deadline Jan. 12

Fewer than two weeks remain before the deadline for the 2018 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) program conducted by the trucking industry/enforcement partnership that is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Nomination packets must be received by next Friday, Jan. 12, CVSA emphasizes.

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This year’s mammoth Christmas-tree haul to St. Peter’s Square, across the pond

Wonder how the mammoth 82-foot spruce that served as a Christmas tree this year on St. Peter's Square in the Vatican got to its destination? This pictorial, from reps of the Belgian Faymonville trailer manufacturer, tells the story.

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POLL: Where are your family’s roots — in the U.S. or outside it?

Do your roots in the United States reach back multiple generations or fewer? Share your experience/history in this poll.

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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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