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Driver pay, ‘Obamacare,’ industry outlook broken down at CCJ Symposium

A look at some of the highlights from the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium.

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Lindsay Lawler to play at Walcott

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced Lindsay Lawler will perform at the 34th annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree on July 11 at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by CAT Scale. Lawler is the spokesperson for trucking’s Highway Angel program. The jamboree will feature more than 175 exhibits, as well as a Super Truck Beauty Contest, antique truck display and an Iowa pork chop cookout, among other events. Admission and parking are free and shuttles will be provided ...

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Shell Rotella SuperRigs dates, location set

The 31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be June 20-22 as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wis.

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Driver social media meet dates set

The 2013 Truck Driver Social Media Convention will take place Oct. 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Randy Houser, Diesel Outlaws to play MATS

Award-winning country star Randy Houser will play a free concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Friday March 22.

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Watkins celebrates 80th year

Watkins Family of Companies will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Owner-operator team driver Tyrone Frost has worked for Watkins for three years, and he said he was drawn to the company because of its commitment to a healthy off-time relationship. Frost is a part of the company’s lease-purchase program. The company offers several different options for drivers, depending on the fleet they choose, regional and dedicated drivers can expect weekly home time and teams ...

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Walcott Truckers Jamboree extended

The 2013 Walcott Truckers Jamboree has added a third day this year. The show will be held Thursday, July 11, through Saturday, July 13, at the Iowa 80 truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. The event will include live country music, an Iowa pork chop cookout, exhibits, carnival games, antique truck display, the Super Truck Beauty Contest, Trucker Olympics and a firework display. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit the event site.

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Joplin sets Truckers Jamboree dates

Joplin 44 Petro, off I-44 at Exit 4, in Joplin Mo., has set May 17-18, 2013, as the date of its annuyal two-day even to celebrate America’s truckers. The 17th Annual Joplin Truckers Jamboree will feature exhibits, an antique car and truck display, live entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks and a BBQ cookout. More information on the event can be found on the Jamboree site.

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Mae Jemison to speak at WTS conference

Scientist and astronaut Mae Jemison has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2013 annual conference of WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation. Dr. Jemison was the first black women to go into space and NASA’s first Science Mission Specialist. She flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor and STS-47 Spacelab Japan mission in September 1992. She will join Gloria Steinem, the leader of the women’s liberation movement in ...

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Trucker Christmas parades set for Saturday

Eureka, Calif. and Riddle, Ore. will host the cities’ traditional Christmas parades of lighted trucks competing for prizes Saturday.

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