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The California Trucking Association, in partnership with the California Highway Patrol, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and members of the trucking industry, is staging a celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. CTA is marking the week with a number of events across the state, providing truckers with a drive-by lunch and personal
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The American Trucking Associations Tuesday, Sept. 15 opened nominations for the 2020 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the image and reputation of the trucking industry. First awarded in 2007, the Mike Russell Trucking Image award is given to an individual, motor carrier, trucking organization, and industry supplier who
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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the perfect time to say, “i Luv My Trucker!”. Only a few short months ago, as Americans tried to get their heads around something called the COVID-19 coronavirus and panic shopping emptied grocery store shelves, professional truck drivers quickly became “essential” and were hailed as heroes by everyone from
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The Truckload Carriers Association and its sponsor Tenstreet will be hosting a special hour-long segment on the Dave Nemo Show (SiriusXM Channel 146) beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 15 during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The event which will feature: Numerous “Thank You” messages geared toward the driver population from television entertainers
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Anticipating greater than normal requests, the Truckers Christmas Group has opened its 13th annual holiday fundraising campaign. A statement from the organization said its board was viewing 2020 with concern even before the beginning of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Last year saw the bankruptcies of a record number of trucking companies, leaving many drivers unemployed.
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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the country. The campaign runs through Oct. 3 at every Love’s location. Since July 14, Love’s has raised more than $845,000 asking customers to Round Up the Change to support CMN Hospitals and to help with the national coin shortage.
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It’s time again to proclaim, “i Luv My Trucker!” and for good reason. Only a few short months ago, as Americans tried to get their heads around something called the COVID-19 coronavirus and panic shopping emptied grocery store shelves, professional truck drivers quickly became “essential” and were hailed as heroes by everyone from President Trump
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Southern Recipe will honor America’s truckers with its ninth annual Truck Driver Appreciation campaign. They will also donate $7,500 to St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) to help support truck drivers in need. In this year’s campaign, the maker of pork rinds and other snacks will focus on truck drivers “who are fighting
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Several truck drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels by the Truckload Carriers Association for their actions helping others in need while on the highway. Trucker Helps Rescue Erratic Driver Who Crashed on I-76 Kirk Shepherd, from Raleigh, North Carolina was named a Highway Angel for helping an erratic driver who crashed into a highway
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The search is about to begin for the best company driver and the best owner-operator in North America. Nominations open Saturday, Aug. 1 for the Truckload Carrier Association’s contests to recognize the best drivers. Truckers News joins TCA in the Company Driver of the Year Contest and our sister publication Overdrive is TCA’s partner in
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Douglas Brown, a Dallas, Texas-based truck driver for STI Trucking doing business as Action Specialized, was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping a heart attack victim at the company yard. Douglas Brown Brown was waiting at his company yard while a contractor applied new decals to his tractor. He stepped
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Overdrive, whose owner Randall-Reilly also produces the Great American Trucking Show, will hold online versions of certain programs that were planned for the annual Dallas show. Overdrive’s GATS Week will feature events during the same week the show was scheduled before being canceled due to COVID-19 coronavirus concerns. The virtual events will be available via Facebook
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Despite the mayhem wrought by the COVID-19 coronavirus, the American trucking industry has needed more new drivers. Despite furloughs and even some carrier closings, the industry has sought to put new drivers in trucks now that freight is moving and rates improve. The truck driver training community has, with some adjustments, did its level best
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Three professional drivers were recently honored by the Truckload Carriers Association’s Highway Angel program for helping those in need as they went about their driving duties. Travis Smallwood, J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. TCA shares this account: Smallwood was near Coal City, Illinois one morning in January with a load bound for Georgia. It was a
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It was not her college degree in interior design that prepared Kellylynn McLaughlin for her current job as an over-the-road driver and training engineer for Schneider. Neither was it her time in the Peace Corps or work with an international development organization. Kellylynn McLaughlin Instead, McLaughlin said it was being the mom of children in
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Editor’s Note: Welcome to View From the Top, a new series for Truckers News. In each feature, we’ll talk with one of trucking’s leaders about how their company and the industry are dealing with the unprecedented challenges and changes wrought by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. On April 15, as some trucking companies struggled with losing
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