soldiers

Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish line

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

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VIDEO: Scenes from Wreaths Across America in Nashville

Wreaths were laid in a section of the cemetery devoted to Civil War-era soldiers. Catch a video of the ceremony, as well as several still photos from the day, here.

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Air Force drivers haul the Iraq withdrawal

They're "working overtime now with the 31 December deadline," says Melissa Milner with U.S. Air Forces Central. Last week, she notified me of a special feature on their website detailing the hauling efforts of the Air Force's 70th Medium Truck Detachment, charged with moving massive amounts of materiel out of Iraq before the end of the year. They've stepped up missions nearly threefold in the last few months, from about 11 a month in January ...

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Truckers donate to soldiers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sponsor the fifth Truckers for Troops campaign Dec. 5-9. The outreach organizes and sends care packages to soldiers in combat duty. Truckers who wish to participate can renew their OOIDA memberships during the campaign week, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the care packages. OOIDA matches the donations. Shell Rotella donated $5,000 to jump start the campaign. The campaign encourages cards and letters for the soldiers, especially ...

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Hats off for heroes at Fort Sam Houston. . .

My Truckers News Exit Only column this month details the long efforts of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass to grow a program she designed several years ago to send a positive message to wounded veterans of U.S. wars -- namely, that American truck drivers haven't forgotten about them. This year the annual program of hat donation, as I detailed in the magazine and in a previous post to the blog here, at upward of 1,500 ...

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