advocacy

Why the general public should also know what ‘barratry’ means

A full-page ad in Maxim magazine equating truckers with serial killers spawns an effort to get the magazines removed from retail outlets. A little kudos goes to some truck stops who've joined the effort.

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

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 trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Rod Hannifey’s Australian ‘Industry Vehicle’

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.

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The JBC Hotline: Raising money and keeping good company

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 routes and just touch base with other human beings who do the same job.

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

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?’”

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

"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."

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Vote for your favorite beautiful trucker

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 more!

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

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 to a cause, decided to take TAT with him to the top...

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

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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Wrap-up from complete and utter over-stimulation

Wendy on the news out of MATS and her own experience there, ultimately: "Anyway, I'm optimistic, because I like to be optimistic. Otherwise I get cranky and I can't even stand myself."

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