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Red Eye Radio announces MATS lineup

Red Eye Radio will host country artists Terri Clark, Kentucky Headhunters and Exile, as well as an appearance by Edgar Hansen from "Deadliest Catch" at the network's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Coffee companies marketing to truckers with ‘Trucker Speed,’ ‘Death Wish Coffee’

Jittery Joe’s is now marketing a blend it’s calling “Trucker Speed” and is dedicated to and promoted by the rock band Drive-By Truckers. And, if you watched the Super Bowl last weekend, you may have seen a commercial for Death Wish Coffee, a brand that has been promoted by Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey, two of the drivers from the hit reality show, “Ice Road Truckers.”

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Mack unveils pink Pinnacle in support of breast cancer awareness month

Mack Trucks is showing its support for breast cancer awareness by displaying a pink Mack Pinnacle axle back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters.

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Life beyond trucking

Trucking moves America, but it's not unusual to meet a trucker who's moved by things other than trucking. Some even have other jobs they do to break the sometime monotony of the road.

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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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Omnitracs donates books to Trucker Buddy program

Trucker Buddy International recently received a donation of 250 books from ELD maker Omnitracs for children and classrooms they work. The donation was announced last month at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.

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PeopleNet renews Trucker Buddy’s school grant program

Trucker Buddy International has announced PeopleNet has agreed to renew its sponsorship for the School Supply Program, which offers grants totaling $6,000 for Trucker Buddy classrooms.

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Take a 360-degree video tour through the 75 Chrome Shop

Shot with Landstar-leased owner-operator George Parker's GoPro, the video's a neat view on the location of the first-of-the-season Overdrive's Pride & Polish event, upcoming April 24-26.

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Learning the support ropes: D’Ann Shapiro-Landman

How Shapiro-Landman transitioned to "glove-box office" manager for her husband's soon-to-be-minted owner-operator business after a law enforcement career.

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Dispatcher on board: Heidi Oestreich

Heidi rides full-time on the road with her owner-operator husband, Chris, but she also realizes the special challenges being a trucker's spouse can present back home. She's proprietor of an online community built for truckers' wives.

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