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Podcast: Music, new advocacy project from independent Howard Salmon

The owner-operator/songwriter hear tells the story of his "Who Would They Look Up To?" track, newly being offered as a free download to encourage parents and truckers around the nation to hew to its message, and more.

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Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

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Where’s your gray matter?

What the new "uh-oh-I-forgot-my-baby craze" says about "how much attention people are actually paying to what's going on in the vehicle while they're careening down the highway."

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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Common sense is a learned behavior

So it's prom season. Be safe out there and watch out for kids who are acting even worse than usual on the highways. Who else firmly believes there should be an 18-and-older law for highway use in a four-wheeler?

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A final run for Dolphy Dickerson, and an introduction: South TX Truckers for Kids

Rest in peace Dolphy Dickerson, career hauler from W.Va. who lost a battle with cancer Dec. 6. Also: South Texas Truckers pulls Toys for Tots drive in Mission, Texas.

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How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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Tractor-trailers: The new storks

After a conversation with Wendy, a four-year-old to her Mom: “That lady said he brings everything in a truck, he brought my shoes and he's going to bring our baby when it comes!”

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Threats from children

It's summertime, school is out and the travel plaza food courts are full of whining six-year-olds, demanding Whoppers and $5 coffees from Starbucks.

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Protecting your vital organs

Use a little common sense, and try to pass some of it on to your progeny. And remember, insect spray is poisonous to humans, fire is hot, and ingesting gasoline is a bad idea. I know, and you’re welcome.

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