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Trucker appreciation promotions: Where drivers can find deals, acknowledgment during appreciation week

Here’s a look at some of the promotions and other efforts taking place during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and the month of September.

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MCSAC policy panel’s long shift toward safety advocates

How it happened: When the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee began meeting in 2007, it had four members with direct involvement in trucking. Today, there are three direct trucking members. Over the same period, representatives of safety-advocacy groups more than doubled from two to five.

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The biggest little voice in trucking

How self-styled safety-advocacy groups won over the federal government, and some trucking interests themselves, to influence trucking regulation.

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Truck drivers to be honored Sept. 11-17

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, spearheaded annually by the American Trucking Associations, will be held Sept. 11-17.

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Trucking orgs split on speed limiters

“Highways are safest when all vehicles travel at the same relative speed,” said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. “This wisdom has always been true and has not ever changed.” Other groups disagree.

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Slow freight causes driver turnover rate to tumble at large fleets

The annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets fell to its lowest point since early 2011 in the second quarter of this year, according to the American Trucking Associations.

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Walmart driver named Grand Champion at trucking national championships

Charles “Mike” White, a driver for Walmart out of Nineveh, Ind., beat out more than 430 other truck drivers to earn the title of Grand Champion at the competition.

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National Truck Driving Championships kick off Wednesday

Drivers will compete in one of eight different classes for the chance to be named the 2016 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

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ATA names new boss

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, will take over as ATA's next president and CEO July 9.

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When the bees stopped helping the potatoes

"Don't send a potato to represent the interests of the grapes. Also, if you're going to wine, put it in the right cask. One more thing: don't poop in your own vineyard and expect to have a lot of visitors, especially from worker bees."

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