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More driver deals, acknowledgement for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off Sunday, Sept. 11, across the U.S., and with it came several deals and acknowledgement for truck drivers at truck stops, industry organizations and more.

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Trucker appreciation promotions: Where drivers can find deals, acknowledgment during appreciation week

Here’s a look at some of the promotions and other efforts taking place during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and the month of September.

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More than 44,000 attend Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Visitors came from 23 states and three Canadian provinces for the event, according to Iowa 80.

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Trucks roll into Walcott for annual Jamboree

See photos from the first day of the 37th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off Thursday

Held annually at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the event and parking are free. There will be concerts each of the three days of the event.

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Iowa 80 adds Lindsay Lawler to Jamboree lineup

Lawler's addition to the performance lineup brings the total to five acts. Dani Lynn Howe will open for Clare Dunn on Thursday, July 14, and local band North of 40 will open for Sammy Kershaw on Friday, July 15.

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Mother’s Day Convoy shatters world record with 590 trucks

A total of 590 trucks participated in the convoy, which raised money for Make-A-Wish for Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. The previous Guinness World Record was 416 trucks in a convoy in 2004 in the Netherlands.

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Iowa 80 announces concert lineup for Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced country singers Clare Dunn and Sammy Kershaw will highlight the 2016 Walcott Truckers Jamboree in July.

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Mid-America Trucking Show takes place this week: How to follow the show on Overdrive

The 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show kicks off at 1 p.m. on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. The show will feature 1,000-plus exhibitors, numerous show trucks, live entertainment and seminars for owner-operators. Overdrive will be covering the show live on social media throughout the week. Here’s how to follow along.

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Make-A-Wish gears up for 27th Mother’s Day Convoy

For 26 years, hundreds of trucks have gathered in a convoy to raise money for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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