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Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year presented with pickup

Terry Smith, 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year in the contest produced by Overdrive and TCA, picked up his prize Thursday: A new 2013 Ram 2500 pickup.

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Two drivers deliver baby in Denny’s, named Highway Angels

Drivers Fred Robatcek and Peter Holland had their breakfasts interrupted Thanksgiving weekend last year to help a woman deliver her baby at a Denny's in Texarkana, Ark.

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Overdrive, TCA name year’s top truckers

Two Canadian drivers took top honors Tuesday night at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting, each winning a 2013 Ram 2500, sponsored by Chevron Delo and Cummins. The competition is managed by TCA and Overdrive. Terrance Smith was named 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year. He lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick, and is leased to SLH Transport, based in Kingston, Ontario. Jack Fielding was named 2013 Company Driver of the Year. He lives in McKellar, Ontario, and drives ...

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Paramount Freight, Bison named ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’

Paramount, based in Jeffersonville, Ohio, won in the owner-operator division. Bison, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, won in the company driver division.

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Pay by performance, rate trends

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news in it for independents.

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Scenes from “Highway Angel” truck stop tour finale in Nashville

Video, pictures and more from the event, including the performance of Erin Flanigan, daughter in a long line of generations of owner-operators and drivers associated with Cincinnati-based Flanigan small fleet.

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Lindsay Lawler’s truck stop concert series a dedication to trucking heroes

Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler played with her band in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 4, where she talked trucking heroes, truck stop concerts and more.

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Tour of duty: Owner-operator of the year candidate Bryan Smith

Smith leveraged military experience toward a driving career, truck ownership and longtime success as an owner-operator leased to Art Pape Transfer.

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Driver responds to urban traffic emergency

  Shelly York, driving for ABF Freight System, of Fort Smith, Ark., noticed something fall off the back of a pickup truck while driving through North Little Rock, Ark., on April 5. A moment later, he was startled to discover what was lying in the road. In this illustrated story in Overdrive’s Knight of the Road series, York recounts his response to the incident that earned him a Highway Angel award from the Truckload Carriers Association.    

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TCA offers online certification course with Truckers Against Trafficking

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) formed a partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) earlier this year to help combat the illegal sale of human beings for sex in North America. Utilizing TCA resources in its "Truckload Academy" educational arm, the organization developed an online test for those interested in becoming a certified Trucker Against Trafficking. At the Great American Trucking Show, TCA reached out to the trucking community in person by conducting the seven certification ...

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