Special Olympics

Pushing back with positive press

"There are as many good trucking stories as there are bad, and while there will always be bad press, it would be nice if we could get just a little more recognition of the countless dollars raised for numerous charities by the truckers."

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VIDEO: Bryan Martin previews Guilty by Association Truck Show

The Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., gets under way this Friday, Sept. 26. Owner-operator George Parker and Overdrive contributing writer Wendy Parker shot this brief preview video with 4 States' Bryan Martin.

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100-truck convoy taking over Wisconsin highway next week for Special Olympics

Dozens of law enforcement officials will be escorting more than 100 trucks along Highway 41 from Richfield, Wis., to Oshkosh, Wis., on Sept. 20 to raise money for the Special Olympics in Wisconsin and as a close to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

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Convoys raise funds for Special Olympics

World’s Largest Truck Convoys for Special Olympics rolled last weekend in several locations.

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Convoy set for Special Olympics

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2011, a 22-mile benefit for Special Olympics Illinois, will be held in Tinley Park, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 1. The procession will start and end at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, and registration will be available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The convoy will roll at 10 a.m. and will end at about 10:45 a.m. Companies can bid for the lead truck spot by emailing mjohnson@soill.org or calling 1-800-394-0562. For more information, visit Special ...

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Owner Operator of the Month

Larry Severson’s racecar mechanic skills helped jump start a career as an owner-operator.

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UPDATE: ‘Hats for heroes’ special delivery, take two

You will recall my story here about the genesis and progress of Marten Transport driver Candy Bass' "Hats for Heroes" program of providing an outlet for a wide array of trucking industry participants to honor the sacrifices of U.S. soldiers. Well, the past year's volume of hats was significant enough to require more than just a single load of donated hats for the wounded delivered. Owner-operator Brian Chute (pictured here), based in Kansas City, delivered ...

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Collective trucking effort donates caps for wounded soldiers

When Marten Transport driver and 3 milion safe miler Candy Bass (pictured) saw a documentary on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center a few years ago, she was so affected by the scenes detailing the lives of wounded veterans that she determined to do her part: 1) She wanted to do something that would be of practical benefit to soldiers dealing with the personal physical legacy of service to the country, and 2) Perhaps more importantly, ...

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Owner-Operator Almanac 2010

The Overdrive 2010 Owner-Operator Almanac offers maintenance tips and schedules, important dates and useful information to keep you ahead of the curve on what it takes to run a successful owner-operator business.

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World’s largest truck convoy

This one-day celebration through several states helps raise funds for the Special Olympics. Call (202) 824-0268 or visit http://www.specialolympics.org/.

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