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Trucking advocacy, education — getting started early

Twelve-year-old Coalton Fannin -- son of longtime trucker Billy Fannin -- delivered this speech to his class on some of the finer points of the trucking business.

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Driving veteran saves motorist from crashed utility van

William McNamee, a company driver for Carbon Express, has been named a TCA Highway Angel for rescuing a man by pulling him out of a van that had crashed in front of him on I-64 in Okawville, Ill.

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Montana bull hauler goes mountain climbing for Truckers Against Trafficking

Owner-operator Matt Hopkins is taking a few weeks off from his regular cattle runs to climb Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, partly a benefit effort for TAT.

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Tell us something we don’t know!

A letter writer wants to be reminded to get healthy -- Carolyn: "Done and done..."

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Cancer-awareness advocacy from GA small fleet; Long Haul Survivor update

Junior Pippin Trucking profiled in Georgia local newspaper -- while the Long Haul Survivor raffle rig to benefit cancer research keeps trucking on its yearlong mission. Final drawing is in May in Iowa.

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Truckers rank most likely to be obese in occupational survey

Washington researchers have found obesity rates vary significantly by occupation, with truckers having the highest prevalence at 39 percent. Similar studies have found obesity rates among truckers even higher than that.

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Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber dies at 49 of heart attack

One of the stars of A&E's Shipping Wars, Roy Garber, died Jan. 18 of a heart attack. He was 49.

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A fine ’99: Freightliner hauls equipment for ‘American Idol’, ESPN

Owner-operator Matt Purtee of Omah, Wis., says his 1999 Freightliner Classic has driven 1.8 million miles and still is going strong.

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Driver Bettina Cameron ‘Losing It’, New Entrant test backgrounder

Driver Cameron's new Facebook page is dedicated to sharing her story -- she's lost 75 pounds while driving over-the-road in just a year -- to inspire others. Also: More on the New Entrant testing rulemaking under way.

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Study of truck driver health shows cluster of high-risk factors for chronic diseases

A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.

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