advocacy

OOIDA, Western Star ‘Spirit of American Trucker’ tour hits the road

After building a truck from the ground up through fan votes, the Western Star “Design Our Star” show truck is now on the road, pulling the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer to truck shows, conferences and truck stops throughout the United States, Daimler announced this week.  The truck is being helmed by Boise, Idaho-based Jon Osburn.  With more than 16,000 votes during the year-long campaign, fans selected the truck model, application, engine, ...

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Nominations being taken for 2nd annual Citizen Driver Awards

With the process getting under way, two past award recipients have taken it upon themselves to help get the word out about the program and assist nominees through the application process,

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TAT, WIT start program to combat human trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and Women in Trucking (WIT) are looking for 25 women drivers to participate in a three-month pilot program handing out lip balm bearing a special message to girls and women who might be human trafficking victims. To harness this potential for female interaction, TAT and WIT are launching a three-month pilot to run from July 7-Sept. 30. If successful, the program has the potential to expand across the United States with an ...

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Long Haul Survivor benefit rig goes to Michigan-based driver Brittany Dunigan

Twenty-one-year-old Dunigan got the call the evening of May 4 in Michigan and “her first comment was ‘are you telling me I won that Purple Peterbilt?’”

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7 more things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

"Have a little love for the truckers. They're human beings, out there doing a hard job and a lot of them aren't making as much money as people think."

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Tied to a cause: Owner-operator takes Truckers Against Trafficking up the mountain

Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina to a cause, decided to take TAT with him to the top...

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Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

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OTR Digital Tookit: Business, news, lifestyle, locator resources for owner-operators

Our editors have scoured what’s available in terms of websites, online software, smartphone apps, podcasts, email newsletters, social media and blogs and built a list of the top picks for owner-operators.

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Owner-operator Matt Hopkins tells the story of his February Aconcagua ascent

Climbing in part to raise awareness and money for the Truckers Against Trafficking organization, Hopkins was within "2,800 vertical feet" of the Argentinean summit, at an altitude of 20,000 feet, he says, when he and another climber in his party made the decision to turn back.

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POLL: Have you heard about Truckers Against Trafficking?

How would you describe your level of awareness of the Truckers Against Trafficking organization, formed as a mobilization point to engage drivers to combat abduction and forced prostitution.

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