holidays

River States dealer’s biggest toy donation ever

Over nearly two decades, River States Truck and Trailer has contributed in excess of $28,000 toward Toys or Tots and similar charities. 2017 was by far the largest donation with close to $9,000 spent on toys, plus additional monetary donations from employees.

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Owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier delivers Capitol Christmas tree after 3,000-mile trek

After a nearly three-week, 3,000-mile journey across the country, owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier of the Billings, Montana-based Whitewood Transport delivered Monday the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Spiekermeier hauled the tree behind a specially decorated Kenworth T680.

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Deck the rigs: Light-adorned tractor-trailers to lead Christmas parades starting Saturday

Lighted truck and tractor parades used to be more common in rural America and helped mark the close of the working year. Today, trucker themed holiday parades continue in a few locations scattered across the Pacific states.

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Truck stops offering Thanksgiving meals to truckers

The Boise Stage Stop in Boise, Idaho is offering truckers free turkey dinner with trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Nearby in Wyoming, the Cowboy Cafe in Lyman is hosting a free turkey dinner Nov. 22 for truckers.

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AAA expecting record number of travelers during holiday season

AAA says it expects 93.6 million people to be on the highways for the year-end holidays, a 1.5 percent increase over last year. The year-end holiday period is defined by AAA as Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2.

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Keep track of appointments with 2017 trucking calendars

Calendars featuring Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo trucks are available.

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Owner-operator delivers Capitol Christmas Tree after 4,000-mile trip in Kenworth T680

Driver Gary Amoth, owner of the 120-truck Gary Amoth Trucking in Twin Falls, Idaho, transported the 80-foot Englemann spruce in his specially-decaled Kenworth T680 from Idaho to the Capitol. The tree’s tour included 27 stops between Idaho and D.C.

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Head west for Christmas truck parades

Less than a dozen U.S locations are in this unique category, which excludes parades not during the holiday season and Christmas fire truck parades. The Golden State has six such parades, while Oregon has two and Hawaii one. All these events are north of Sacramento and in southwest Oregon, in communities where logging is or has been key.

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POLL: How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?

Whether on the road working or shut down or at home for some needed rest and relaxation, what are your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday this year?

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Truck stop offering drivers free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

Boise Stage Stop says it hosts a Driver Appreciation Day every year on Thanksgiving Day as a "thank you" to truckers.

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