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The saga of Tony the Truck Stop Tiger is over as tiger passes at age 17

After a long battle between Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin in Louisiana and animal rights activists, tiger Tony, who spent his life at the stop, was euthanized Monday at age 17 and in ill health after repeated attempts at improving the big cat's health.

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Change in weather adds new challenges for ‘Ice Road Truckers’ drivers

Only a few episodes ago, drivers were complaining about driving over roads made miserable by mild winter weather, but in the most recent episode last week, the drivers had to contend with the aftermath of a blizzard that left behind between three and six feet of snow.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 4: SmartDrive’s SmartIQ data analytics platform

From Overdrive's exploration of driver fatigue monitoring systems: Lytx' multi-camera system detects fatigue only insofar as signs of it are observed by event reviewers or can be extrapolated from on-highway interactions.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 3: Lytx’s ActiveVision add-on to the DriveCam service

From Overdrive's exploration of driver fatigue monitoring systems: Lytx is perhaps the biggest dual-camera-system purveyor, with its DriveCam system equipped in 400,000 trucks. Its new ActiveVision system adds machine-vision technology to the road-facing camera to detect lane departure, following distance and more.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 2: Netradyne’s Driver-i system

From Overdrive's special exploration of fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Netradyne's Driver-i system, which, in addition to a dual-view dashcam, is working on the ability to recognize signs of fatigue and distraction inside the cab.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 1: Seeing Machines’ Guardian system

From Overdrive's special exploration of camera-based fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Seeing Machines' Guardian, which tracks the driver’s eyes and head position, as well as road views.

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Fatigue’s fast track: How fleets’ private eyes are monitoring drivers

Video cameras, evolving with facial reading and paired with other data, are delivering many a safety manager’s holy grail – real-time fatigue detection.

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Reno Ward fills his father’s seat in most recent ‘Ice Road Truckers’ episode

Ward made his appearance to help Polar Enterprises deliver one of the largest loads in the show's history – a 32 feet by 14 feet prefabricated metal building.

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Top military veteran trucking rookie voting open, new Kenworth T680 up for grabs

Voting is now open for Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award, which honors a rookie truck driver with a military background. The program awards a fully loaded Kenworth T680 to the winner.

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Pilot Flying J seeking nominations for Road Warrior trucker recognition program

The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, and the second and third place winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. New to the program this year, the nominators of the top three winners will also receive a $500 prize.

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