military veterans

Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ vets-support rig now available at 1/32 scale

Regular readers will recall owner-operator Chuck Timbrook's now-famous military veterans-support "Black Out" 1999 Freightliner -- a scale model of the unit is now available, produced by the New-Ray model manufacturer.

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Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs

Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program to help military veterans to obtain a CDL.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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Watch: Tony Justice’s ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ video released

Produced and shot by Big Rig Videos videographer Chris Fiffie, the video in part utilizes footage captured during a convoy of military veteran truck drivers that followed the 2016 Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., at 4 State Trucks.

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Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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TA-Petro offering free meals to military members, veterans on July 4

On the Fourth, any veteran, active duty or reservist from the military can receive a complimentary meal of their choice from a special "Military Only" menu with proof of service.

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Chuck Timbrook’s new memorial addition to the Black Out veterans-support rig

The last several months have been eventful for Chuck Timbrook. Since my last update after his heart surgery last fall, his doctor told him that "my commercial driving days are done," he says. But it hasn't stopped his work on the Black Out military tribute Freightliner, with several new additions.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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Schneider recognized for being ‘military-friendly’ employer

More than a quarter of Schneider's workforce has a military background, the company says.

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