advocacy

One20: Nearly 60 percent of users still haven’t switched to e-logs

One20’s Vice President of Marketing Amanda Ford says 57 percent of drivers surveyed don’t use electronic logging devices, and that number jumps to 60 percent with drivers over the age of 45.

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595-truck convoy turns out for annual Mother’s Day show benefiting Make-A-Wish

The day was expected to raise some $450,000 with the truckers themselves accounting for about $300,000 of that amount, according to Ben Lee, regional director for Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.

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New documentary aims to raise awareness of impact of failing infrastructure

“Be Prepared to Stop” looks to raise awareness about the impact of deteriorating roads and bridges and how the “impending breakdown” of these structures will obstruct the economy, as well as Americans’ daily lives, according to the show's creators.

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Wreaths Across America recognizing truck drivers

Wreaths Across America recognizing truck drivers

Some truck drivers that have volunteered to help Wreaths Across America deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery each December are being recognized by the organization through a series of blog posts.

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‘Queen of the road’ finalists named

'Queen of the road' finalists named

The Real Women in Trucking group's first-annual "Queen of the Road" awards program announced ten finalists.

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Truckers Against Trafficking efforts continue in expansion mode

TAT's anti-trafficking outreach effort to truckers inks a partnership with a hotline across the Southern border in Mexico, likewise bears fruit in partnerships with law enforcement agencies in the Midwest.

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Women’s self-defense course on a cruise ship

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise. Taekwondo instructor/driver advocate Allen Smith will lead.

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Partnership to benefit Navy Seals

Transportation management software provider Aljex and BAM Worldwide, an innovative cash-management solutions provider, offer a seamless mechanism to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation.

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‘Brothers of the highway’ auction nets near $10K

'Brothers of the highway' auction nets near $10K

The collaborative "Brothers of the Highway Christmas Auction" to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org wrapped up Wednesday last week. Launched by four trucker-songwriters, with around 90 percent of all pledged donations in, the auction has raised about $9,500 for the nonprofit.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

Grow a mustache for men's health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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