advocacy

Remembering a husband and hero

According to this account by Dalene Davies-Smoot, Bob Smoot's widow, Smoot, gunned down at work as a small fleet operator, was a true driver's friend and advocate. "Next to his family, Bob loved his drivers and the industry."

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Missing Truck Driver Alert Network finds helpful fleet partner

When Kari and Lee Fisher joined the Lightning Logistics fleet, they found no small measure of support from fleet co-owner Joe Hammerslough and others there.

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Monday roundup: Big wheels roll, fast-pitch advocacy

A new trucking tune from driver/songwriter Paul Hutchins, and Women in Trucking founder Ellen Voie is playing the trucking advocacy game back in a mainstream sports venue, the Cleveland Indians' stadium.

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Big Rig Books hauls reads for the kids

John C. Gervase founded the nonprofit to encourage literacy among underprivileged children.

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Longhaul Survivor benefit truck raffle

A yearlong raffle of this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 begins at the 2013 Midwest Pride in Your Ride Truck/Tractor show in Earlville, Iowa.

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Driver social media meet dates set

The 2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention will take place Oct. 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Georgia city mayor requesting driver aid

Warner Robins, Ga., mayor Chuck Shaheen is hoping truck drivers will attend a city council meeting March 4 at 4 p.m. to voice their concerns over the city's two-hour parking limitation.

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When trucks are ‘an eyesore and a nuisance’

It's happened again: A city councilman's idea to ban truck parking within town borders shows evidence of what drivers and other advocates are up against in the battle to improve parking availability in less-served areas.

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St. Christopher scholarship deadline extended

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), with financial support from TBS Factoring Service of Oklahoma City, have created the TBS Factoring Service Trade School Scholarship of $10,000 dollars for truckers no longer able to drive for health reasons. The scholarship is for a driver who cannot drive professionally because of health, but is willing to go to school to train for another profession. The deadline has been extended until March 1, and ...

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Register for MATS health walk

The walk is scheduled to take place the afternoon of Friday, March 22, at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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