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Owner-operator delivers Capitol Christmas Tree after 4,000-mile trip in Kenworth T680

Driver Gary Amoth, owner of the 120-truck Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to the Capitol. The tree’s tour included 27 stops between Idaho and D.C.

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Head west for Christmas truck parades

Less than a dozen U.S locations are in this unique category, which excludes parades not during the holiday season and Christmas fire truck parades. The Golden State has six such parades, while Oregon has two and Hawaii one. All these events are north of Sacramento and in southwest Oregon, in communities where logging is or has been key.

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POLL: How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?

Whether on the road working or shut down or at home for some needed rest and relaxation, what are your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday this year?

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Truck stop offering drivers free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

Boise Stage Stop says it hosts a Driver Appreciation Day every year on Thanksgiving Day as a "thank you" to truckers.

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‘Santa was a trucker’ — and more music for the Christmas holiday

A little music for the Christmas holiday -- including Erich McMann's new single, "Santa Was a Trucker" -- and readers' named top Christmas song.

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Gift guide: A few Christmas present options for the trucker in your life

Online gift buying spares truckers the logistical tangle of in-store purchases, but many still find Christmas daunting, even when buying presents for family and friends in the industry. Here's a guide to help you find a gift for a truck driver on your gift list.

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Happy Thanksgiving, drivers!

A message of thanks from the editors at Overdrive for you. What are you thankful for this year, drivers? Here's hoping for a great day, whether you're on the road or off with family and friends.

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When and where to find this year’s trucking Christmas parades

Northern California leads the nation in trucker Christmas parades, with the best-known launched in the late ‘70s with a truck convoy to the White House.

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POLL: Thanksgiving plans, driver?

Got turkey-day plans with the family back home, a well-deserved bit of time off with friends? Or will you spend it on the road? Let us know here.

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Christmas-decaled Kenworth T680 to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C.

A specially-decaled Kenworth T680 will embark on a 3,000-plus mile journey this fall, transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to 10 community celebrations on its way to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C.

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