elections

Final tally: Trucking gave $160k to Trump campaign, $6.3M overall in political contributions

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) was the industry’s top recipient, scoring more than $169,000. President-elect Donald Trump was second, drawing $161,703. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ranked third, receiving $114,256.

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Trump bests Clinton, aided by trucking support

Support among truckers helped propel businessman and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump to victory. Trucking-based financial contributions also heavily favored Trump.

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Voter registration, absentee application deadlines approaching quickly

Planning to be home on a particular day weeks in advance can be a difficult or impossible task for owner-operators. Provisions for absentee voting, and early voting in states that offer it, make it unnecessary to worry about that commitment for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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Truckers react: Obama wins ’12 election

Most commenters on Overdrive's Facebook page were not thrilled to hear news that incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama had been re-elected and were quite vocal on where they stood relative to the national political scene, but he did have some outspoken supporters, too.

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Trucking contributions heavily favor Romney, GOP

The trucking indutry as a whole contributed $7.8 million in campaign contributions this election season, and 85 percent of it went to Republican candidates — the largest percentage since 1990.

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Barack Obama wins re-election

In picking up a big chunk of large swing states like Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama has been re-elected, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday.

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Trucking and the election: What you need to know

Overdrive's election page, polls, trucking campaign contributions and more.

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Trucking campaign donations heavily favor GOP

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is the top recipient of overall contributions from trucking industry groups.

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