advocacy

Readers react to the Ride for the Constitution

Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.

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Good reason to roll out West

The Truckers for Kids Poker Run gets started Saturday at Los Angeles Freightliner, 13750 Valley Blvd. in Fontana, ending at the Foundation for Kids, 2970 Myers in Riverside.

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More you can do if you do not support protest calls

The truckers' shutdown/strike/protest is moving forward and gaining lots of media attention. The Letstruck team has spent the last three days writing, calling and e-mailing every news organization we can find contact info for. I have written a list of reasons why I do not support this group, and we have sent dozens of hard copies of it overnight, have e-mailed it hundreds of times and we have left phone messages everywhere. Last night, we ...

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Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

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St. Chris fund getting $10k in grants

TBS Factoring Service, LLC will provide $10,000 grant toward a trade school scholarship provided by the St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund exclusively for military veterans. The St. Christopher Fund (SCF) will accept applications for the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship beginning Oct. 1. The scholarship, which can be used at a trade school of the applicant’s choice, will be awarded to the veteran who shows financial need and seeks to learn or advance ...

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

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

From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.

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The 1,000,000-lb. challenge begins!

Driver Toby Bogard's 1,000,000 Pound Challenge weight-loss competition seeks to encourage and support drivers in their goals of better health. You can register to take part now.

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Rest in peace: Owner-operator Don Mulder of Nebraska

Owner-operator Donald Ray Mulder of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. In the 1980s he was head of the Nebraska chapter of the Independent Truckers Association.

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‘Collectively dumbfounded and equally impressed’ — Mike Ryan on judging ‘Most Beautiful’

"We started thinking about the times we’d been broken down, flat broke and what it took to get home about the same time that we all started broadening our original concepts of beauty." --Mike Ryan

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