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Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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Facebook campaign to remember fallen drivers Nov. 1

The "National Fallen Truckers Memorial Day" Facebook event page was launched by owner-operator Dave Lippert.

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

Costs of operation eat up a majority of an owner-operator business's revenue -- more on fuel, maintenance, tires, oil and food in this occasional series.

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Mack displays pink truck

Mack Trucks is doing its part to help increase awareness of breast cancer by displaying this pink Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model at its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.  The truck display is in conjunction with several employee events also highlighting the month, including a luncheon for support and caregivers affected by breast cancer; an awareness fair of vendors with information about prevention, early detection and caregiver support; and a 5K celebration run. 

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Industry-change conversation continues following ‘Ride’ effort

If the Ride for the Constitution did anything, it got drivers, owner-operators and advocates talking more directly about how to pursue industry change. Find a round-up of some of their voices here.

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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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