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“Black Smoke Matters” Protest Falls Apart

On April 12, a Facebook group with more then 26,000 truckers called “Black Smoke Matters” planned a nationwide driver shutdown, but according to organizer, Patrick Karns, the planned protest, “kind of fell apart. . . the numbers were nowhere near what we needed.” The goal of the protest had been had to alert the public Read More…

Convoy Launches New Marketplace

On April 18, Convoy (www.convoy.com), a nationwide trucking network and platform, launched Convoy Go, a drop & hook marketplace that allows any carrier or owner-operator in the U.S. to start hauling pre-loaded trailers and to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers, in terms of fleet utilization, service levels and access to shipments. Read More…

Annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy Returns

The 30th annual Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be held on Sunday, May 12. The Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley chapter of Make-A-Wish hosts the convoy, which every year, is the chapter’s biggest fundraiser. The chapter looks to raise $500,000 this year with the event, which it achieved Read More…

A World of Trucker Appreciation . . . and Food Off I-80 in Hubbard, Ohio

“Why do I love truckers? They’re so brave! I’m afraid to drive more than an hour from my house, and they drive from one end of the country to the other!” That’s the perspective of Tina Butler, the manager since 1988 of the Globe Restaurant at Truck World in Hubbard, Ohio – Ohio’s largest truck Read More…

Truckers Deliver Holiday Spirit

Across the United States, truck-themed Christmas parades have become annual events as well as ways to bolster charities (overdriveonline – 11/27/18). Parade organizers generally donate proceeds from entry fees and contributions, such as non-perishable food, to organizations that help local families.  Following is a list of some of those parades: On November 24, the Lighted Read More…

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Are Your Fudging Me?

KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa reported the lost of a tractor-trailer load of chocolate when the truck caught fire near Dexter, Iowa.  The trailer, full of chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was westbound when it experienced brake problems that caused it to ignite. The driver pulled off and was able to detach the trailer from the Read More…

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Oklahoma City Mayor Proclaims September 28 TBS Factoring Service Day

To mark the opening of the new 52,000-square foot corporate headquarters of TBS, the mayor of Oklahoma City – Mick Cornett – has proclaimed September 28, TBS Factoring Service Day. Citing the goal of Oklahoma City to create new job opportunities for OKC residents, Mayor Cornett highlighted several contributions TBS has made to OKC.  Among Read More…

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FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow After Harvey and Irma

Subhead: Hurricane Harvey To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Texas have temporarily suspended several trucking regulations (truckinginfo.com- 9/1/17) FMCSA announced on Sept. 1 that due to an expected shortage of fuel products, including gasoline, Read More…

Helping Out After Hurricane Harvey: How to Donate

If you want to help but aren’t sure where to start, tax-exempt charities that have indicated they are accepting Harvey-specific donations include: American Red Cross. To make a financial donation, visit the their website, call 1.800.RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation for those in need. Catholic Charities of USA. To Read More…

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Great American Trucking Show (August 24-August 26, 2017)

The Great American Trucking Show is an interactive and all-encompassing public convention of trucking professionals. More than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers, among many others. GATS exists to create an interactive, energizing environment entirely focused on trucking’s improvement. GATS 2017 will be held August 24-26 at the Read More…

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