advocacy

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

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

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

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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Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign continues through weekend

Through Monday, truckers can join OOIDA or renew their membership for $35, with 10 percent of that money going toward care packages for U.S. troops stationed overseas. OOIDA matches the 10 percent dollar for dollar.

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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