News & Advocacy Resources

Deaf Truckers United

The mission of Deaf Truckers United is in removing the requirement that deaf or hard of hearing drivers obtain waivers to drive a truck. FMCSA currently requires the deaf to file for an exemption to drive. The group’s mission statement says “driving trucks about skills, not hearing.”

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CCJ

Companion site to Overdrive, CCJ provides news and in-depth features geared toward fleet executives and managers. Like Overdrive, it sends out a daily email newsletter, and you can sign up for it at ccjdigital.com/news/subscribe-to-newsletters/.

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Accuweather App

The Accuweather app has a simple easy-to-use layout and allows users to navigate between saved locations easily. It also makes use of push notifications that can alertusers of any potential weather hazards, like storms, high winds and more.

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AP App

For national news and some local news, the Associated Press app trumps most others, and not just by sending push notifications for breaking news. It publishes the day’s top news in an easy-to-find package. It also features a post each evening with the Top 10 stories of the day, allowing a quick and easy way to catch up on the day’s happenings.

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The Center Lane Show

A weekly radio show hosted in part by regulatory consultant and driver advocateRichard Wilson. The open forum features drivers and others calling in to its live broadcasts most Saturdays. The most recent episode is available on demand via thewebsite.

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Haggard on 18

Haggard on 18, run by owner-operator Jason Haggard, is an advocacy blog that aggregates trucking news and encourages driver activism regarding safety, health regulations and finance, per the group’s website. Haggard also is a proprietor with the Trucking Industry Advisory Assembly Facebook group.

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Landline Newsletter

Tied to the magazine for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Land Line sends out several times a week a newsletter with recent trucking news and links to its podcasts.

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Missing Truck Driver Alert Network

This was started as a Facebook group intended to help carriers, family members and law enforcement find missing drivers. The network now has an app thattexts notifications about reported missing drivers, as well as a website. Available on Android and iOS.

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National Association of Small Trucking Companies

This trade group and insurance provider for small fleet owners and owner-operators uses the leverage of its 3,000 members to help cut various costs by givingthem the bargaining power of large fleets.

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Overdrive’s Daily Newsletter

Overdrive’s free daily newsletter packages the day’s trucking news, blogs and features into an email that hits inboxes each afternoon with content of general interest to owner-operators and drivers.

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