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USA Truck military vet drivers honored with specially designed Internationals

USA Truck presented personalized, military-themed tractors to four of its military veteran drivers Friday, Sept. 11, during a celebration at the company’s headquarters in Van Buren, Ark.

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Trucker appreciation week happening now: Roundup of videos, promotions and other appreciation efforts

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 19. Here's a look at some of the videos, promotions and other efforts taking place this week.

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Kentucky driver who saved jailer adds to awards collection with Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement officer from an attack by a hostile prisoner and was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero earlier this year, is one of 18 people to receive a Carnegie Medal for Heroism.

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TCA names safety professional of the year

Clare C. Casey Award winner Dean Newell, Maverick Safety Vice President, began his career with Maverick in 1985 as a driver.

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TA/Petro honors five truckers by naming truck stops after them

Five veteran truck drivers were honored March 27 by TA Petro Stopping Centers not just for their exemplary driving careers, but also for their work in the communities in which they live and the trucking industry in general.

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TCA names 2015’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Here's who they are.

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Three truckers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for rescuing fellow motorists

Goodyear announced Feb. 10 three finalists in its annual Highway Hero program: Clinton Blackburn of Morehead, Ky.; Mack Guffy of Gainesboro, Tenn.; and David Frederickson of Windermere, Fla. Here are their stories.

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19 drivers named America’s Road Team Captains

The Volvo-sponsored program is designed to field a team of drivers to represent trucking to the public.

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Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees James “Jackpot” Sutfin of Las Vegas, Nev.; Tom Syme of Palatine, Ill.; Tom Strissel of Mundelein, Ill.; David Frazier of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Doug Phelps of Clearfield, Pa. All continue to drive for the company today. “I think I speak for ...

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NASTC names its America’s Best Drivers team 2014

The members of the group represent, all told, 533 years of accident free experience and near 51 million miles.

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