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OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

| June 04, 2014

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour ...

Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

| May 12, 2014

Australian owner-operator Rod Hannifey and his Kenworth K200 cabover and double curtainside flats run the roads down under hauling freight and promoting share-the-road-type initiatives as well as driver-advocacy over parking and other issues there.

The JBC Hotline: Raising money and keeping good company

| May 09, 2014

The group grew from four people making three-way calls to an organized conference call that runs 24/7. Callers use the room to keep company on long nights, give and get weather and road reports, check ...

Long Haul Survivor benefit rig goes to Michigan-based driver Brittany DuniganImage Gallery

| May 08, 2014

Twenty-one-year-old Dunigan got the call the evening of May 4 in Michigan and “her first comment was ‘are you telling me I won that Purple Peterbilt?’”

7 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

| April 18, 2014

"Have a little love for the truckers. They're human beings, out there doing a hard job and a lot of them aren't making as much money as people think."

Vote for your favorite beautiful trucker

| April 15, 2014

Selected quotes from our Most Beautiful nominees: “I love this industry and wouldn’t do anything else. I have a heart of gold and would give my last roller for a fellow driver in need”... and ...

Tied to a cause: Owner-operator takes Truckers Against Trafficking up the mountainImage Gallery

| April 14, 2014

Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina ...

Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

| April 11, 2014

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

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