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The Cowboy Way — nothing goes to waste

A former produce hauler and his brother's mission to feed the needy with surplus vegetables, Food Cowboy, launches its app to connect truckers to food pantries.

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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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POLL: Hours of service wish list, take two

What's on your wish list for hours of service-related changes to law? This version of our poll allows up to five choices for voters. Weigh in.

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Fancy words and rabid dogs

Floccinaucinihilipilification (noun): the estimation of something as valueless ... "As in: '99% of the data gathered by the FMCSA is a pile of floccinaucinihilipification that costs the taxpayer a gabillion dollars.'"

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New Lindsay Lawler single as truck-stop tour continues

Lawler's third-annual Highway Angel Truckstop Tour series of performances continues through the fall, with an Ohio performance the evening of June 4.

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There’s an app for that

Another electronic device to tell you when you're tired! Wendy looks at the "reasons professionally licensed human beings in the transportation industry no longer have the ability to tell themselves they're tired." ...

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Hours of service wish list: ‘We are people, not machines’

Results: Readers sound off in podcast, survey toward a more perfect hours rule.

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Get involved: New training course, video from Truckers Against Trafficking

Along with a new version of its training video you can see here, the organization is offering a new interactive online training course for members of the trucking community interested in learning more about how just they can be a part of the anti-trafficking effort.

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Trucking Solutions Group launches fund-raiser for mobile mammography

Attendant to a variety of free health screenings for all driver-attendees and others at GATS this year, which the TSG has helped organization, the fund-raiser is to help cover costs of mammograms for those unable to afford it.

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