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Three truckers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for rescuing fellow motorists

Goodyear announced Feb. 10 three finalists in its annual Highway Hero program: Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky.; Mack Guffy of Gainesboro, Tenn.; and David Frederickson of Windermere, Fla. Here are their stories.

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The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

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‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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‘Hold the line’ — former ‘black hawk down’ Army ranger’s message of endurance, persistence

Podcast: Thomas spoke, telling the story of his Somalia experience, and performed the song this past Thursday to open the Conversion Interactive / TCA recruiting, retention conference.

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Ladies and gentleman, get out your coloring books

"Find a hobby you enjoy – it's good for your mind and that's good for your business."

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Infographic: 6 ways truckers can stay healthier on the road

It covers the obvious and ubiquitous — eat better, sleep more, quit smoking and exercise — but offers them in a nice visual presentation. Make of it what you will.

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Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry

Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don't self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the card.

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POLL: How often do you nap to recharge on the road?

This poll looks at the extent to which drivers utilize that tried-and-true recharge method on the road: the nap.

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6 things you should know about napping

For professional drivers, napping can be a critical tool in fatigue management. When you nap and how long you nap can affect the results.

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One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, Neb., as he posted to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link recently. http://instagram.com/p/yncOajMb7g/ "I have a good handful of photos of this truck ...

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