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Hello Friends!

I hope winter was kind to you, and spring is bringing the joy of new growth and sunshine.

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In this newsletter
Convention 2008 Registration
Truckers helping truckers
Convention Sponsor Newsletter Spring 2008
The ATW Forums Book Club
Alligator on the Zipper
Do you have trucking stories?

Convention 2008 Registration

Convention 2008 is being held August 19 & 20 in Dallas Texas. These are the two days right before GATS, the Great American Trucking Show, held August 21-23. ATW has a booth at the truck show as well, so it's going to be 5 days of fun, friends and loving our trucking life!!
Register now and call the hotel to reserve your space. Dallas hotels will fill up quick, don't leave it to the last minute.
Registration, Hotel and agenda information can be found on the convention website.

Truckers helping truckers: UTDA changing the world one trucker at a time

Our own staff reporter Marianne Wimer, followed up on part of an Associated Press article. Robert Griffith shared his concerns about being able to afford what some of us take for granted- like satellite radio and even a prom dress for his daughter. Marianne tells the story, how the UTDA fulfilled a need for this hard working trucker.

Convention Sponsor Newsletter Spring 2008

Our Sponsor Newsletter is out! Please let everyone know and invite them to come and take a look. Would you like us to mail a paper copy to your trucking company? Your husbands company? Anyone who you think may be interested in sponsoring the ATW Convention? We offer great promotional options for our sponsors, and would love to share the news with them. Drop us a line using the online form at and include a company name, mailing address, phone number and/or contact name. The more info the better. Thanks for helping us get the word out!

UTDA (United Truck Drivers Association)

The UTDA is a non-profit organization, supporting Truckers and their families in the United States & Canada. Membership is free, join the UTDA today and help us help support our truckers!


Trucker Spaces was created by a trucker for truckers and their families. Create your own about me page, make friends, participate on forums, blog and so much more. Trucker Spaces connect truckers, families and friends.

The ATW Forums Book Club

Do you like to read? Join the Book Club in the ATW forums! Our first month is underway as we read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. It's not too late to start reading, and you are welcome to join in anytime. Log on to the forums, and you'll find the book club in the Hodgepodge category!


Join our company on Trukz! Just search for 'ATW Transport'.
Trukz (pronounced "Trucks") is a free text based trucking simulation game designed to let you try your hand at being a truck driver hauling loads to and from various cities around North America and Europe. There are over 35 cargo types in the game each with its own driver skill requirements so take the little jobs early on to get started and work your way to become the best driver making the most money in the game.

Alligator on the Zipper

Women truck drivers aren't usually thought of as American folk heroes, yet the seven women portrayed in the documentary film Alligator on the Zipper evoke the qualities of modern day cowboys. Courageous, tough and with a fierce love of freedom, they heed the call of the road that speaks to their independent spirit.

Do you have trucking stories?

Going to truck school? Been trucking for a lifetime? Multi generation trucking family? Encountered some interesting things on the road? Are you learning to do things on your own as your spouse goes on the road for the first time? ATW is looking for stories to share with its visitors. Please drop us a line with your story. Include your email and phone number and someone will be in contact with you.

Because we believe in miracles... ATW supports those supporting research and cures.
ATW member, Tammara, will be doing the MS Walk 2008 on May 10. Join her team or donate to the cause.
What is MS? Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

Kelly Livingstone
ATW founder,
CEO, A Truckers Wife Convention Inc.

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