veterans

Freedom isn’t free

Take some time on Memorial Day to thank a vet -- chances are you'll be thanking a truck driver, too.

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Wreaths Across America, TCA join forces to honor fallen heroes

Wreaths Across America and the Truckload Carriers Association announced at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 23 a new partnership to honor America's fallen heroes.

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A look in the mirror: Is Overdrive ‘fit for duty?’

Readers respond to Overdrive's August 2012 cover story, "Fit for duty," about carrier efforts to recruit former military service members to driver ranks.

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Prime honors fallen soldiers

Prime Inc. drivers will deliver wreaths to military veterans’ graves in Missouri and Pennsylvania as part of the Wreaths Across America Day, the Springfield, Mo.-based carrier said. The nationwide annual event relies on many in the trucking industry. The noon flag ceremony, tap and 21-gun salute on Dec. 10 commemorates fallen soldiers for their military service. To make donations for wreaths and other details, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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Mustang’s Trucking at the tattoo parlor

Last time we checked in with Overdrive 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford it was on the occasion of the death of his longtime trucking companion in his dog, Fred. This time round, Crawford stopped on his way through Nashville for a brief talk and photo shoot. Crawford, who recently got his DOT authority -- note the "Mustang's Truckin'" emblem on his 1994 Freightliner's door -- and went out on his own hauling dedicated ...

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truck drivers weigh in on sloppiness, freight and health care costs.

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