advocacy

Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense

A new "right to carry" petition is being circulated by SBTC's James Lamb. It's collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there's support for easing many interstate drivers' ability to legally travel with firearms.

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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Wreaths Across America: Trucking partnership enables growth, full Arlington coverage the goal

WAA head Morrel Worcester said his group's partnership with trucking companies helps makes possible not only the large annual year-over-year increases in wreath layings, but also the program itself.

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Traveling trailer exhibit highlights sex trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking debuted its Freedom Drivers Project Friday at the Great American Trucking Show. The mobile exhibit includes displays of ordinary objects, such as a prescription pill bottle and a CB microphone, to show the realities of trafficking and how intertwined it is with the trucking industry. "It's one thing to talk about human trafficking, quite another to show the physical evidence of it," said Kendis Paris, TAT executive director. "When you're inside the FDP and ...

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Get soaked with Baylor Trucking at GATS ALS ice-bucket challenge

The viral ALS ice-bucket challenges comes to GATS via Indiana-based Baylor Trucking, a fleet with a close relationship to the condition. Take the challenge yourself 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat near shuttle drop-off spots at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Werner’s ALS ice-bucket challenge

Derek Leathers, Werner Enterprises president and chief operating officer, took on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS and issued his own challenge -- to all Werner drivers.

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‘Trucks are for girls!’

In an effort to engage young women in the trucking industry, the Women in Trucking Association has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana region.

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Overdrive founder, trucking activist Mike Parkhurst dies

Mike Parkhurst, who founded Overdrive and served as its editor for more than two decades, died of a heart attack Monday. He was 81.

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Murdered trucker’s family engages with drivers

David Clark will be among guests on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15.

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Group of OOIDA members, drivers issue letter to DOT in support of Anne Ferro

Citing regulatory efforts on detention pay and other compensation reform, CSA and other programs as beneficial, one group of OOIDA members comes out in support of FMCSA chief.

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