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Driver gets inside access to college football team through trucking

Harris drives for Jonesboro, Arkansas-based MC Express hauling van freight across the country, but during the fall, he cuts his normal work week a day or two short to switch trucks and haul for the Arkansas State University football team.

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‘Burnin’ the Old School Down’ with trucker-songwriter Bill Weaver

Take a run in this week's Overdrive Radio podcast through Bill Weaver’s new all-truckin' "Burnin’ the Old School Down" record. Themes therein split the difference between love of the work of trucking and angst over the layers of difficulty thrown into the mix via regulatory schemes ...

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Burt Reynolds, an icon in trucking film lore, dies at 82

Though Reynolds' fame spread well beyond his role as Bandit in the trio of "Smokey" films, it was one of his most iconic roles, helping propel him to his status as one of the most famous actors of all time.

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Truckers offered deals, recognition for upcoming National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week begins Sunday, Sept. 9, and a number of truck stops, trucking industry organizations and others are showing their appreciation for drivers by offering deals and recognizing truckers for their hard work.

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Capacity, awareness keys to alleviating trucking’s parking shortage, panel says

Advice and encouragement on parking from a panel of researchers, infrastructure planners and seasoned owner-operators, who spoke in a panel discussion in late August at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Listen: Trucker Talent Search 2018 — the people, the performances

This year's competition, and this edition of Overdrive Radio, featured quite a collection of trucker-songwriters all, from show opener and talent-search alumnus "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer to emcee Tony Justice and this year's competitors Benford "B.J." Williams, James Nelson, and the ultimate winner, Mandi Jo Pinheiro.

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‘Rolling CB interviews’ get book treatment on centennial of sorts

The new "#Whostruckisthat" hardback tome from Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie and Stephanie Haas of Diesel Addict Photos has been out and available for a few months now, chronicling in hardback, full-color fashion the first 100 of Fiffie's vanguard 'Rolling CB Interviews' with truckers.

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CRST Malone honors breast cancer survivor owner-op

Chanita Ward, a flatbedder from Fort Smith, Arkansas, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and had to sit out a year from trucking while she underwent chemotherapy and another nine weeks of radiation.

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Pilot Flying J ramps up roadside maintenance, rewards programs

Since the launch of its Truck Care program last March, Pilot Flying J has deployed 130 roadside repair trucks and opened 17 shops adjacent to existing truck stops. Pilot Flying J also early next year plans to rollout a revamped version of its MyPilot app, focusing on trip planning and locating Pilot and Flying J stops, reserving showers, finding parking and redeeming awards.

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Can of beer with Heniff koozie brings $900 — and more from GATS auction benefiting St. Christopher

Truckers pull out all the stops for the St. Christopher "truckers fund" at record-setting auction at GATS. It all ended Saturday evening at the Great American Trucking Show's truck parking area at Fair Park.

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