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Driver Appreciation week is on: A roundup of happenings

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a week of celebration of U.S. truck operators spearheaded by the the American Trucking Associations — started Sept. 15 and runs through Sept. 20. Here’s a roundup of announcements we’ve seen about events or promotions related to Driver Appreciation Week.

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Steve Allington: The ‘passionate’ kind of owner-operator

Allington's passion extends through his owner-operator career to his work with the metal band Apnea.

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Driver appreciation, year-round

"Here's to a deep and sincere appreciation for all the truckers out there doing it right, every day of the week, every month of the year. Your commitment and sacrifice keep people who don't even think about what you do comfortable and safe. There's a lot to be said for that, and it should be said every day."

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Feeding the mind and body with color

Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body. Here find a breakdown of colorful foods and the nutrients therein.

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Salutes: One young man’s tribute to his trucking family

Aspiring photographer Jodan Loan offers up a great picture of the Three Sisters peaks in Alberta, complete with night truck-lights motion blur, as a sort of tribute to several members of his trucking family.

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The best advice I ever got about trucking

Wendy Parker runs down some answers to the question, including this nugget: “Listen to the old-timers in all their trucking BS -- there is always a grain of truth, and you learn something.”

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Tell us about your favorite trucker

Overdrive is again collecting readers’ nominations of truckers they appreciate in its I luv my trucker! contest.

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Truck driver fights bus fire, helps rescue passengers

Jon Wilbur of Pottle’s Transportation has been named the latest Truckload Carriers’ Association Highway Angel for his role in fighting a bus fire and helping move passengers to safety before the fire got out of control.

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Ind. truckers group NAIT creates health insurance exchange

The National Association of Independent Truckers has partnered with ConnectedHealth to offer the Truckers Insurance Exchange Marketplace.

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Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

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