advocacy

51-year-old Dart driver, military vet named Trucking’s Top Rookie

Frederick Weatherspoon, a 51-year-old company driver for Dartco and veteran of three branches of the U.S. military, Aug. 28 was named the winner of the fifth annual Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie Award.

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Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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Walmart driver wins ATA’s annual National Truck Driving Championships

Ronald Emenheiser Sr., a Walmart driver based in Yorkana, Pa., has been crowned the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

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CCTA renamed Western States Trucking Association

The California Construction Trucking Association has been renamed the Western States Trucking Association.

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Western Star gives OOIDA brand new Western Star, truck to debut at GATS

Western Star presented the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association last week with a new 5700 XE to pull its Spirit of the American Trucker display trailer to shows and other events.

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The Cowboy Way — nothing goes to waste

A former produce hauler and his brother's mission to feed the needy with surplus vegetables, Food Cowboy, launches its app to connect truckers to food pantries.

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C.R. England unveils new military tribute tractors for Honored Veterans fleet

C.R. England announced it is honoring its military veteran drivers and employees with the addition of six new military-themed trucks and two trailers to the company’s “Honored Veterans” fleet.

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Get involved: New training course, video from Truckers Against Trafficking

Along with a new version of its training video you can see here, the organization is offering a new interactive online training course for members of the trucking community interested in learning more about how just they can be a part of the anti-trafficking effort.

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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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