advocacy

Two new books for the kids

One from close to home -- children's book "Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries and Smiles" from the TN Trucking Foundation -- and former driver Susan Burton's "My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck."

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Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

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‘Trucking it forward’ with your fellow driver

Driver Stephen Persilver, following an on-highway incident with a driver who'd suffered a heart attack, urges drivers to "Truck it Forward" with more motorist assistance.

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Change starts with one step, and all that jazz

"'Operation Positive Press' has begun. ... I believe positive changes can be achieved. Go make good stories for us, get the word out. 2015 is the Year of the Trucker."

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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Restart rollback: An origin story

Throughout efforts to battle FMCSA's recent round of hours of service changes, truckers have been at the forefront with continued calls for rest flexibility.

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Giving thanks with fellow drivers: Brian and Bettina Cameron of Cartersville, Ga.

The word here on the team's Thanksgiving open house in Cartersville, Ga.: "We've done it the last five years and it is really a great time," says Bettina. "We've got to start remembering we are all a family on this highway.

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Comets, celebrity butts and crashes

Do they have anything whatsoever to do with each other? Maybe not, but Wendy weighs in with an experiment intended to get information abut trucking to the general public.

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Pay the drivers, already: Voices on the future of the industry

A letter from Robert W. Walker Jr. of Ohio, commentary from owner-operator Tilden Curl. Curl believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers is key to driver value and long-term health of the industry.

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Move Over Laws in spotlight through November

The folks at Allstate insurance have teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., on a "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.

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