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Trucking’s parody specialist: Trucker Talent finalist Terrance Mathis on an ‘indescribable love’ for the job

“When I was 10 years old and tall enough to reach the gas pedal, my father put me in an old ’67 International dually with no power steering, no AC and a cracked windshield,” he says. He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Pork rind maker giving away $2,500 in trucker photo contest benefiting St. Christopher’s

Southern Recipe, a pork rind maker, is showing its appreciation for truckers by hosting a "Rig on the Road" photo contest, the prize for which is $2,500 cash. It's also giving away thousands to the St. Christopher's fund.

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‘Rigs without cigs’ cessation campaign from the Truckers’ Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has launched its Rigs Without Cigs campaign, now pre-registering drivers and others who wish to quit smoking for good.

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‘Free and easy rambler’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Michael Lochmiller on a lifetime of music

Lochmiller says trucking as a vocation and a lifestyle provides an “endless backstory for song ideas.” He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Five Apps for That: Customizing audio content for the road

Podcasts may be the perfect entertainment option for truckers: They’re mobile, they’re free, and they’re offered in as many genres as you find in periodicals, books and movies.

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Arrow Truck Sales donates Volvo VNL 670 to Women in Trucking giveaway

Arrow Truck Sales donated the tractor to WIT for a truck giveaway during its annual "Salute to Women Behind the Wheel," to be held March 24 at MATS.

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Pilot Flying J to offer Bass Pro Shop merchandise in Tennessee truck stop

Pilot Flying J has partnered with Bass Pro Shops to create a “store within a store” that includes a selection of items from the Springfield, Missouri-based sporting goods company. The initial project display is located in the Pilot Flying J on Murfreesboro Road off Interstate 40 in Lebanon, Tennessee east of Nashville.

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Voting open to name Trucking Moves America Forward mascot

The final five names are Axle, Bob Tail, Safety Sammy, Seymour S. Miles and Wheels.

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First-ever Expediter of the Year award delivered at industry expo

Donating the $500 prize that came with the award to the St. Christopher Fund, Robert Burton, who hauls leased to V3 Transportation, embodied one of the giving quality his wife lauded him for in her nomination of him for the award.

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From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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