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Popping the perception: Negative stereotypes and the next generation

"I'd like to live in a world where little Bobby isn't surprised that truckers read – or write, or shower on a regular basis."

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Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

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All hail Brooks

When a media foul results in a salute. A Columbus journalist gets one right in the wake of his "Reckless Rigs" initial report.

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Driver training: Observations from the peanut gallery

Entry level driver training standards are "on the table ... it absolutely will affect the future of the entire industry. And it needs to be changed... So says the outsider. My job for the day is done."

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General public in touch with reality? 8 in 10 view truckers as more safe than passenger-vehicle drivers

A survey of public opinion of the trucking industry and its drivers also concluded that the public views the industry favorably in large part. More results reported here.

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Trucking Moves America Forward close to reaching funds goal

The campaign has surpassed 80 percent of its $1 million fundraising goal, TMAF announced at the ATA conference earlier this week.

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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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‘Tired truckers’ scare continues

Here we go again: Following CNBC "Collision Course" series on truck accidents, 20/20 follows with "Road to Ruin" -- more from the public crash/fatigue discussion here.

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‘Most Beautiful’ dustup

In the wake of Overdrive's second annual 'Most Beautiful' program recognizing female drivers, readers offer criticism of -- and some kudos for -- the effort.

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Just say no to stupid

Wendy reacts to images posted to Facebook from a driver rolling with his feet on the dash, eating watermelon, no hands, etc...: "When he starts posting pictures to social media of himself doing phenomenally stupid and dangerous things, he involves every single driver on the road."

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