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DOT Secretary hails HTAA and Driver HEALTH magazine

In a Sept. 2 posting on the blog FastLane, U.S. Secretary
of Transportation Ray LaHood gave kudos to the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA), the Trucking Solutions Group and Driver HEALTH magazine for organizing the 61+ Health Awareness Walk at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas (http://fastlane.dot.gov/2010/09/healthy-trucker-movement-an-important-development-in-an-important-industry.html).“The critical job of moving the goods we need across America is no easy task,” LaHood noted on FastLane, the official blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. “For many truckers, their schedules leave very little time to do more than deliver their loads. Carving out time for exercise and proper nutrition must seem like an impossible challenge.”

EPA commemorates 40th anniversary of landmark act

Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, issued the following comments regarding the Clean Air Act following a ceremony hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Act. “The diesel industry is proud to have been a part of the history of the Act, its implementation and most importantly, the results in making America's air cleaner while growing the economy. … Taken together, clean diesel fuel and the emissions control improvements and advanced engine technologies today allow diesel engines to be near zero in emissions.”

August 2010 Trucker Buddy of Month

Chuck Lobsiger was named the August 2010 Trucker Buddy of the Month. Lobsiger has been a Trucker Buddy for Nancy Morrison's first grade class since 2007 at Irby Elementary School in Florida. Lobsiger makes several visits to the school throughout the school year and works with Morrison to create activities that are developmentally appropriate for young students. “Chuck is an incredible person and positive male role model for the children,” Morrison says.