advocacy

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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Wreaths Across America looking for owner-ops to haul loads of wreaths to cemeteries

Wreaths Across America is making a last-minute push to secure the trucks it needs to haul wreaths nationwide to cemeteries around the country as part of its annual wreath laying ceremonies, intended to memorialize fallen veterans.

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Widow gives birth to daughter of trucker whose death spurred ‘right to carry’ petition

Another reminder of grave news from June — the daughter of late truck driver Michael Boeglin was born late last week. Boeglin's death spurred a petition for a "right to carry" law to allow truckers to carry guns to protect themselves and their loads.

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