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Mother’s Day Convoy to benefit Make-A-Wish for 28th year

The 28th annual Mother's Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pa., will take place Sunday, May 14. The event set a world record last year for largest truck convoy.

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Three truckers named finalists for Goodyear Highway Hero award for aiding crash-involved motorists

Three truck drivers who performed heroic actions during the course of their jobs within the last year have been named finalists in Goodyear's annual Highway Hero award.

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Federal level action on truckers’ right to carry: Myth and attempted process

Two in five respondents to an Overdrive survey about carrying weapons have the mistaken belief that a federal law prohibits truckers from carrying a gun in their vehicle. Instead, only states have such laws, but because they vary widely, compliance becomes complicated for any gun-toting driver engaged in interstate commerce.

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New Bandit big rig racing circuit hits tracks next month, offers $50k per race

A new racing series featuring Class 8 trucks in oval track races starts its first full season next month in North Carolina. The Bandit Big Rig Series, which offers a total purse of $50,000 at each event, will host 13 races this season, culminating in a finale in late October in Cordele, Ga.

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Truckers who carry, and one who doesn’t, detail their reasons

Most truckers favor the right to carry a weapon on the road. Even those who don’t often say they stand by the old saying: “I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by six.”

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Final day to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female drivers

Entries for the fifth Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest, which highlights the accomplishments and inner and outer beauty of female drivers, are being accepted through Feb. 15.

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Danger zone: Truckers stick to their guns despite questions about firearm laws, Overdrive research reveals

New Overdrive research shows large concerns over threats to truckers' personal safety. Though varying state concealed-carry laws make it difficult to cross state lines and remain in compliance, many truckers remain armed.

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Ali Cetin presents ‘Why I have a dash camera’

Toronto, Ontario-based local trucker Ali Cetin compiled this collection of evidence of just why the operator runs with a dashcam in all his company's trucks.

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Owner-operator wins Peterbilt 579 in Landstar contest

Landstar owner-operator Ralph Hall recently drove home in a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the truck in the company’s Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway. His 5-year-old grandson predicted he'd win the truck, Hall says.

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Three drivers named Pilot Flying J ‘Road Warriors’

The winner of the contest, Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga., will receive $10,000. The second place winner, Kevin Mailand of Lawrence, Kan., will receive $5,000, while the third place winner in the contest, Charles Johnson of Dubuque, Iowa, will receive $2,500.

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