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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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ChampTruck racing series gears up for Nebraska visit this weekend

Motorsports Park Hastings and Hastings, Neb., will play host to the Meritor ChampTruck World Series race this weekend, the seventh in the series’ inaugural season.

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Getting the routine right

"Diet" is a four-letter word. The key to any successful fitness program is all about routine -- finding one you're comfortable with and making it part of your life.

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What’s your favorite, most-scenic route around the U.S. and Canada?

Tell us here -- and catch a neat Atlas Van Lines infographic showing their own leased owner-operators' recommendations this Labor Day weekend.

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Two shows to keep on the radar in N.C., Texas

Brad Wike's Southern Classic in Lincolnton, N.C., kicks off Friday, September 11, and the East Texas Truckers Showdown in Nacogdoches September 26.

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Schneider giving owner-operators a chance at NASCAR race day experience

Schneider is teaming with ExxonMobile to give owner-operators a chance to win an ultimate NASCAR experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 10.

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Lyle Puckett presents ‘8 15 2015 Medford OR’

Lyle Puckett's kudos to the trucker up ahead who kept aware of an errant merge-in-progress. Catch the latest Dashcam Central video here.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Love’s opens new Lubbock, Texas location

Love’s Travel Stops has opened its second location along Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas.

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TIE Marketplace set for Obamacare, round three

With the third open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act-enable insurance exchanges approaching open on Nov. 1, Marc Ballard of the Truckers Insurance Exchange details what drivers need to know.

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