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Pork rind maker holding driver appreciation contest to benefit St. Christopher fund

Pork rind maker Southern Recipe is holding its fifth annual Truck Driver Appreciation campaign, offering drivers a chance to win a cash prize, as well as helping the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund earn a $2,000 donation.

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Walkin’ with grace: The Red Eye Radio interview with Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley here interviews 2016 Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder. At the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 25-57, Snyder squares off with fellow finalist singer-songwriters to compete for this year's grand prize.

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FMCSA looking to begin interstate pilot program for under-21, military-trained drivers

The pilot program will allow a limited number of military-trained drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, which is not currently allowed by federal regulations.

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Supplies to be collected at GATS for Louisiana flood victims

When the Great American Trucking Show opens in Dallas next Thursday, attendees will have the opportunity to help Louisiana residents suffering losses because of the recent flooding. Organizers are seeking canned goods, bottled waters, clothing and more.

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Trucker Talent Search all-stars giving three GATS performances

This year’s Trucker Talent Search finalists, plus two alums of the contest, will perform live at GATS on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Women truckers to take to the high seas with first conference

Real Women in Trucking is hosting a conference early next year aboard the Carnival Conquest cruise ship to unite and honor women among truckers.

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Hours rules suspended for emergency, relief load haulers in Louisiana due to flooding

Certain federal safety regulations have been temporarily suspended for certain truck drivers through the duration of Louisiana's state of emergency.

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Truck purchase v. lease: How to weigh the choices

Things have been going well for owner-operator John Doe. His primary customer has offered him greater load frequency, but taking advantage of the opportunity will require another dependable truck. Weigh his choices to purchase or lease here and weigh in with your own.

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I-10, I-12 in Louisiana reopen after flooding, parts of I-15 in CA closed for wildfire

I-10 and I-12 in Louisiana have reopened following historic flooding around the Baton Rouge area, and portions of I-15 near San Bernardino, Calif., remain closed due to a wildfire.

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Uber enters trucking via Otto acquisition, co.’s announce plans for freight matching system

Trucking tech startup Otto announced Aug. 18 it has been acquired by ride-sharing tech giant Uber. The two companies say they have plans for not only deploying an autonomous retrofit system on tractor-trailers, but also for bringing Uber-type technology to trucking to create a nationwide load-truck matching platform.

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