patriotism

Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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Video: Behind the ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ music video shoot

Run through some of the scenes last week Sunday, September 25, out at the Joplin, Mo., Petro, where one special convoy was staged for what is a special song from trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice. And meet many of the 14 drivers, many military veterans, who participated.

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The red, white and blue trucks of Hanover Logistics

The Hanover Logistics 3PL continues a red-white-and-blue patriotic tradition started in part out of convenience by its R.H. Crawford trucking-company subsidiary a decade ago.

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And our flag was still there…

Wendy offers a history in brief of the the U.S. national anthem, and a note of the bedrock love of country that guides so many of us.

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New music vid: ‘I became an American,’ by Jennie Simpson

Australia-born Jennie Simpson's new "I Became an American" single is about what it means to her to be a citizen of the United States after making her working life here as an owner-operator.

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U.S. Xpress launches military hiring initiative, unveils custom-designed tractors

The U.S. Xpress fleet handed three solo drivers and three teams -- all with military veterans among them -- the keys to six patriotically decorated trucks at an event at Chattanooga headquarters launching a new military hiring initiative.

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Thoughts on Veterans Day 2015

"Every day is Veterans Day" for many former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and "it's not always a celebration." Wendy here highlights testimony from one, and a tribute from a reader.

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Never forget

"As patriots and Americans, we will never forget the 9/11 attack.... If you really want to thank the troops, be the kind of American worth fighting for."

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Call it what you will

Of final journeys: "...the last time we come across hauling a box, so it's the end of this trucking chapter in our lives. There's a step deck adventure waiting for us, and I can't wait to get on it. God bless America, and God bless the truckers!"

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The meltdown in the melting pot

"Freedom means different things to different people. Some don't appreciate it enough to think it gives them the right to do anything. The apathetic are the most dangerous."

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