advocacy

JRBM fund looking for MATS auction items toward philanthropic ends

JRBM Fund's auction will be held on Saturday, March 28, at MATS in booth #72105. The org reports "we really welcome and need more items to make this year's auction even more successful" than it already has been in planning.

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Podcast: Music, new advocacy project from independent Howard Salmon

The owner-operator/songwriter hear tells the story of his "Who Would They Look Up To?" track, newly being offered as a free download to encourage parents and truckers around the nation to hew to its message, and more.

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TCA commits to hiring 50k military vets

The Truckload Carriers Association, in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT, has announced a commitment on behalf of its 700 member companies to hire 50,000 veterans and military spouses into the trucking industry over the next four years.

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Volvo offering financing discount to military vets

Veterans who have been honorably discharged within the past 24 months can get a half-percent discount off approved finance rates for new highway or vocational units.

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Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

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Volvo dedicates new VNL tractor for ATA’s Road Team

The truck and trailer will be used at events around the country to promote trucking’s image and teach members of the public about the industry.

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‘Trucking it forward’ with your fellow driver

Driver Stephen Persilver, following an on-highway incident with a driver who'd suffered a heart attack, urges drivers to "Truck it Forward" with more motorist assistance.

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Women in Trucking seeking female drivers for Image Team

Women in Trucking (WIT) is seeking qualified female drivers to become a part of their Image Team, the group announced last week. The WIT Image Team will represent the goals of WIT while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face, WIT says

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Photos, video: Trucking helps Wreaths Across America hit 2014 goal

Each year, the trucking industry plays a pivotal role in making WAA’s mission possible. Here are photos and video of trucks and carriers bringing loads of wreaths to Arlington for the ceremony.

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Women in Trucking offering Dec. membership special

The Women in Trucking Association announced last week it is offering this month Buy One, Gift One memberships to anyone who joins or renews their membership with the group.

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