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Trucker appreciation promotions: Where drivers can find deals, acknowledgment during appreciation week

Here’s a look at some of the promotions and other efforts taking place during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and the month of September.

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Video: Ice Road Truckers’ Lisa Kelly talks new season, new cast

Overdrive sister site Truckers News snagged a few minutes with Ice Road Truckers' star Lisa Kelly last month at the Great American Trucking Show, in which she talked life on and off the famed ice road. See a clip of the interview here and a link to the full version...

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Melton driver named Highway Angel for rescuing fellow trucker from floodwaters

Daniel Sieczkarski rescued another truck operator in April from rapidly rising floodwaters in Houston.

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The real Leroy Mercer is …

Revisiting a story I wrote on the occasion of the Dualtone label's 2008 release of classic "Leroy Mercer" prank-call recordings on CD, an attempt to set the record straight on just who the comic genius behind those calls was: John Bean of Knoxville, Tenn., who passed away before the phenomenon of the tapes came to full fruition.

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Guilty By Association Truck Show coming to Joplin this month

The Chrome Shop Mafia is expecting more than 500 working show trucks during the event. Trucks can begin rolling in Thursday, Sept. 22 for the Friday and Saturday show.

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World’s largest truck convoy — S.C. edition

Driver Tim Cooley, one of the organizers of the South Carolina edition of the World's Largest Truck Convoys for Special Olympics, noted his organization's preparations for the Saturday, Sept. 24, event were well under way, with a new rally location at the state farmer's market in Columbia.

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Listen: The Trucker Talent Search all-stars, live from GATS

At the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Saturday, Aug. 27, alumni of the Trucker Talent Search competitioncame together or a final-show-day performance. Songwriters Jason Lee Wilson, Bill Weaver, Keith Snyder, Paul Marhoefer and Will Perry all delivered performances.

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Army vet Chris Crowell wins 2016 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

Werner Enterprises driver Christopher Crowell last week was named the winner of 2016's Trucking's Top Rookie Award, earning him $10,000, among other prizes.

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Live from GATS: ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ — hear Tony Justice and his band

Live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice delivered this amazing performance to drivers attending GATS. Hear the full audio here.

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Tennessee-based trucker Jason Lee Wilson wins 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search with ‘Truck Stop Betty’

East Tennessee-based truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today at the Great American Trucking Show. He competed against two other finalists, Keith Snyder and Will Perry, in a sing-off style competition at GATS, where a panel of four judges determined the '16 winner.

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