driver appreciation

It’s the thought that counts

Take a curmudgeonly view or "adapt and enjoy the thought that for at least one week of the year, you get lemon cream Esther Price candies. ... Happy Trucker Week, from a family who really does appreciate what you do. Be safe out there."

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News flash: Lumpers show driver appreciation at the grocery warehouse

Waiving the lumper fee it's not -- the Universal Lumpers service, at 11 facilities in mostly Western states, is offering coffee, doughnuts and hopefully quick service to drivers this week ...

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Driving force: What drives you?

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

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Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

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‘Trucker appreciation life’

"There are a lot of people out here doing it right.... For the ones who are striving to do it like you should, thank you."

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California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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Momma Bears put out cab fires, slap tornadoes…

"A tornado was coming and my own Mother heaved a queen-size mattress into a 4-by-6 bathroom with one arm while simultaneously dragging and throwing me under it with the other. She broke the door off the hinges."

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Owner shout-outs: Readers offer more green grass

Following coverage of driver appreciators in the October 2012 issue, readers offered further shout-outs to respected fleet owners around the trucking world.

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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Playing the cards right in driver appreciation

Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.

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