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Four days remain to enter Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

Overdrive, in partnership TCA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year, an annual contest that awards a safe, professional and successful owner-operator with a $25,000 cash prize. The contest is sponsored by Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

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CFI driver recognized for helping fellow driver who had stroke, fell out of truck

Efferson saw a driver on the ground under a truck, ran over to see if the driver was still alive and found him conscious. At this point, she stayed by the man’s side to keep him calm until medics arrived. She soon learned the man had suffered a stroke, which caused him to fall out of his truck.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping fellow trucker injured in crash

Elkhart, Ind.-based trucker Dave Begley stopped to help a fellow trucker who had crashed into the woods off of I-80 in Pennsylvania.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for performing CPR on fellow driver

Chris Lemaire witnessed another trucker collapse in a truck stop and began performing CPR until paramedics arrived on the scene.

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Driver honored for pulling motorist away from burning pickup truck

Parada then grabbed the driver and pulled him away from the pickup, just before it exploded. The driver of the pickup sustained burns to his knees, feet and arms.

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Trucker recognized for helping fellow driver hit by vehicle

Bison Transport driver Ajay Toor stopped his rig to help a fellow trucker who had been hit by a car.

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Nomination period opens for annual ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest

The nomination period for the contest, which is put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge, runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31.

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TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

Those in favor of the legislation, such as Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), say increasing maximum weight limits in the U.S. would boost highway safety, reduce congestion and increase trucking’s efficiency. TCA, however, says the limit is unnecessary and would force carriers into expensive retrofits.

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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TCA names two carriers as Best Fleets to Drive For

Here are North America's top two fleets for drivers, as named by TCA each year at its annual convention.

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