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Southern Recipe to give away $2,000 in contest, $2,500 to St. Christopher fund

Drivers have the chance to vote for their favorite in-cab recipe and win $2,000 in a contest hosted by pork rind maker Southern Recipe. The company is holding its 7th annual Pedal to the Kettle contest to celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week. One vote per day can be cast through Sept. 15.

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POLL: Do you have a favorite among trucking and truck shows around the country?

What's your favorite trucking show, whether local/regional truck show or national trade show? Tell us here.

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Tenn. troopers hosting Truckers Against Trafficking workshops

Set to occur September 11 and November 13 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at THP's training center at 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville, the training workshops are free to the trucking community to attend. 

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Parking issue panel set for GATS later this month

Saturday at GATS in a couple weeks, start the day with a panel discussion planned around the parking issue at the intersection of research, planning and trucking operations. What's your question for panelists, including two owner-ops, an advocate, a metro-gov planner, and a former Federal Railroad Administrator ....

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Bellamy Brothers to greet fans at Red Eye Radio booth at Great American Trucking Show

Rock-country duo The Bellamy Brothers will headline the live shows and meet and greet opportunities at the Red-Eye Radio booth in August in Dallas at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Influential Woman in Trucking nominations open

Nominations will be accepted through September 1. The winner will be announced at a Women in Trucking conference in Dallas in November, where finalists will be asked to participate in a panel discussion around issues. 

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Toward reinvigorating camaraderie among haulers: Introducing road chaplain, owner-op and Overdrive Extra blogger Clifford Petersen

For regular Overdrive readers, Petersen may need no introduction, as he’s written several blog posts in recent times in which he draws on his experience over a few decades now in and out of trucking. His last time away, though, gave him a new purpose in his approach to the industry and, as he notes, a desire to leave it better than he found it initially.

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Nine finalists named in Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

Overdrive sister site Truckers News has announced nine finalists for its annual Mike O’Connell Trucking’s Top Rookie Award. The winner will be announced at GATS later this month.

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Better Health: Prostate health can decline with age

Some research indicates sedentary behavior, such as truck driving, plays a limited role in development of prostate cancer, but the linkage is not conclusive. You can reduce your risk of prostate issues by choosing a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables, exercising most days of the week and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Truckstop Ministries founder ‘Chaplain Joe’ passes away

The Rev. Joe Hunter – better known in trucking circles as "Chaplain Joe" and as the founder and president of Truckstop Ministries – passed away Thursday, July 26, in hospice care in his hometown of Jackson, Georgia, at the age of 70. The ministry has 74 chapels at truck stops in 28 states.

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