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Crowdfunding the DUDAD for a wake-up call at the docks

Truck driver Chris Barbeau's invention that would provide a fairly simple solution to the wake-up call at shipper/receivers' docks is shooting for a $30,000 funding goal via a Kickstarter.com campaign.

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Drivers help save couple from burning RV

Two truck operators out of Utah have been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angels for their efforts in helping rescue a couple from a burning RV.

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Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

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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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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

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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