advocacy

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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Scott Grenerth named OOIDA regulatory director

Scott Grenerth, former Fikes- and, later, CRST-leased owner-operator, will head up OOIDA's regulatory advocacy operation.

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Pilot Flying J giving $1.25M to Trucking Moves American Forward

Pilot Flying J and Trucking Moves America Forward June 19 announced a five-year partnership in which the truck stop chain has committed $1.25 million to help grow the advocacy movement in the next half-decade.

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Truck stop chains pull Maxims with truck ‘serial killer’ ad, TCA encouraging responses

Maxim continued to take heat from the trucking industry over an ad in its current issue that features a truck with the words 'Serial Killer' above it. Maxim has apologized and is giving free ad space for a pro-trucking ad.

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