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Trucking Moves America Forward close to reaching funds goal

The campaign has surpassed 80 percent of its $1 million fundraising goal, TMAF announced at the ATA conference earlier this week.

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Keith Sampson — in tune with trucking

Talent Search winner and Landstar contractor Keith Sampson’s devotion to driving and songwriting pays off in Dallas showdown.

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Carl Schultz named ATA driver of the year

Currently with Davis Express, in addition to accumulating well over 4 million miles of safe driving, Schultz has been recognized many times during his lengthy career for his hard work and commitment to safety.

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Celebrating right in S.C., take two

The third annual gathering of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators is in the history books -- this year it attracted 53 drivers ranging in age from 22 to 82.

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Pilot offering free showers for fuel purchases

Pilot Flying J announced this week it is offering free daily showers to all drivers who pump more than 500 gallons of fuel in a month.

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Big Rig Videos, one year in — and Guilty by Association highlight reel

Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie's highlight vid from the Guilty by Association Truck Show -- and a message from behind the viewfinder from Fiffie himself on BRV's first anniversary.

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Big G Express’ ‘Drive it off’ Taylor Swift parody

Tenn.-based Big G Express' entry in the driver-appreciation-week festivities: a music-video parody of Taylor Swift's rather goofball "Shake it Off" entry into the dance-music canon, featuring Big G driver Keda White in the starring role -- with arguably better dance skills than Ms. Swift.

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European freight app would be great in U.S., too

At last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 event in Hanover, Germany, online freight platform TimoCom touted its free transport barometer for personal devices that U.S. owner-operators probably would love if they could get their hands on it. TimoCom, which labels itself as “a market leader among the freight and vehicle exchanges in Europe,” said the real-time app is designed to allow drivers across the pond to compare and find return loads immediately after unloading and promote ...

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Driver helps put out fire for fellow motorist

Jannie Reece of Waynseboro, Tenn., has been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for her efforts in helping put out a fire in a car burning on the Interstate.

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Chrome overload at Guilty by Association

"The Precious" is in the competition: "I'm OK with the disparaging comments -- the meanest ones usually come from people who don't have a truck at all, so there's that. I do know this, we've got family in Joplin now, and that's the biggest win of all."

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