advocacy

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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TCA offers online certification course with Truckers Against Trafficking

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) earlier this year to help combat the illegal sale of human beings for sex in North America. Utilizing TCA resources in its "Truckload Academy" educational arm, the organization developed an online test for those interested in becoming a certified Trucker Against Trafficking. At the Great American Trucking Show, TCA reached out to the trucking community in person by conducting the seven certification ...

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VIDEO: Meet the 2013 Ride of Pride memorial truck driver

Chuck Ceccaci tells part of his story thus far piloting the 2013 Freightliner Ride of Pride veterans memorial truck.

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Health walk, blood drive hosted at GATS

The TSG hosts its annual health walk at GATS beginning 11 a.m. Friday at the TA Petro booth -- find Friday and Saturday times for the blood drive at the TSG booth here.

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Hauling Tanzania: Meet Mike and Sherri Washington

Mike and Sherri Washington's launch of a second career in trucking have found the pair on a mission hauling World Vision's "Kisongo Trek" simulation of a Tanzanian Village.

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