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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Progressive Auto Insurance Company Announces "Progressive Truck Tips Contest"

Share Your Best Truck Tip And Win $5,000

Here's a tip to keep you safe: Keep your distance when driving behind a tractor-trailer. Large trucks need greater stopping distances than other vehicles.

Here's a truck tip to keep you healthy: Truckers who eat out for every meal ought to make every dinner include a vegetable or salad.

Here's a money-saving tip: When interstate driving, purchase fuel where fuel taxes are cheaper.

Here's a tip that could put cash in your pocket: Enter Progressive's Truck Tips Contest by submitting your best truck tips online at the Progressive Truck Tips Web site and earn a shot at a $5,000 grand prize. Progressive will feature the winning truck tip in a Progressive commercial auto insurance radio ad.

Besides a grand prizewinner, there will be six category winners of $500 each for:
• Funny Tips
• Fuel Savings Tips
• On-the-Road Tips
• On-the-Job Tips
• Driving Tips
• Safety Tips

"Truckers spend more time on the road than anyone, so they know better than anyone the common sense advice to follow and pitfalls to avoid," said Tom Corpus of Progressive's commercial lines group. "We want to give them a chance to share their knowledge with other motor carriers, while giving them the opportunity to learn more about truck insurance."

Submissions must be received by March 31, 2009. For more information and complete contest rules, visit

Is your teen a safe driver? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has developed a new Teen Injury Prevention course to emphasize driving safety for teenagers. For more information, including a Driver Education a Driver Education Book for Parents, visit

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