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Dwain Hebda

Dwain Hebda
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Dwain Hebda is a freelance journalist, author, editor and storyteller in Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition to The Trucker, his work appears in more than 35 publications across multiple states each year. Hebda’s writing has been awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists and a Finalist in Best Of Arkansas rankings by AY Magazine. He is president of Ya!Mule Wordsmiths, which provides editorial services to publications and companies.
Supertech Screenshot

Video game designed to attract youngsters to truck maintenance, repair industry

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A new augmented-reality video game is giving young people an early glimpse of the trucking maintenance and repair industry in the hopes that it...
Minnesota DOY

A love of the road dating back to the ’70s earns Scott Smith Minnesota...

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In what can charitably be called a most challenging year, veteran driver Scott Smith rose to the top of his profession, earning recognition as...
Oversize Load

Indiana bill would level playing field for overweight loads

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INDIANPOLIS — A bill making its way through the two-house Indiana legislature would level the playing field for logistics companies wishing to ship overweight...
Chuck Small

The Long Run: Trucker reaches driving landmark — safely

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Chuck Small has reached a milestone that’s the envy of any driver’s career — one million safe miles. To put that into perspective, a...
Chris Potter and boxer Nala

The right dog for the road: Driver puts love, training into his passenger-seat pups

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New York native Chris Potter, now based in South Carolina, has always been around canines. He grew up with dogs, trained them for military...
Kriska Transportation truck

Carrier Profile: Those Who Deliver — Kriska Transportation Group

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Since 2015, Kriska Transportation Group (KTG) has been on a buying spree. The Ontario, Canada-based company has completed 10 acquisitions in less than six...
Amy Wright

Mini rigs: Michigan woman finds way to indulge love of big trucks

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From the time she was a little girl, Amy Wright has loved big rigs. Whether through popular media or seeing them in person, the...
Memorial Run

‘Memorial Run’ rig, driver honor fallen firefighters

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Spend enough time on the road these days and you’ll quickly discover there are a lot of tribute trucks rolling down the highway. Each...
Autism Awareness Truck

Visible values: Ohio company’s ‘charity truck’ pushes awareness, activism

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When John Tibbs climbs into his rolling office and fires up the Volvo VNL760, he turns heads just about anywhere he goes. That’s thanks...
Biden sign executive order on climate change

Fracking, oil truckers feel sting of president’s pen; experts weigh in on Biden’s early...

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If there was any doubt as to what the next four years holds for America’s fossil fuel economy, President Joe Biden erased them all...
Marty Dover studying in his sleeper

The Road’s Scholar: Longtime driver earns degree one mile, one class at a time

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Like a lot of drivers, Martin Dover loves what he does — and has ever since the first time he climbed into the cab...
Wreaths truck arlington

Wreaths Across America: Truckers, volunteers turn out to honor the fallen nationwide

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WASHINGTON — The headstones at Arlington National Cemetery stand silent at their posts, aligned with military-grade precision to mark the final resting place of...
Bill McNamee with Trucker Buddy Mascots

A true zoo story: Driver keeps Trucker Buddy classrooms engaged by sharing the fun...

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In three decades on the road, Bill McNamee has piled up enough adventures to fill several volumes — but he hasn’t done it alone....
Sisters in front of Freightliner

California sisters team up to hit the road, continue new chapters in their lives

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Six years ago, when Dorin Kauhi opened a new chapter of her life as a truck driver, it caught the attention of her sister,...
TreeDrivers2T

Precious cargo: Longtime truckers get assignment of a lifetime with hauling U.S. Capitol Christmas...

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In more than four decades on the road, Theron Schmalzried has seen a little bit of everything and dealt with situations where quick wits...
trucker dogs with Alaska sign

Road dogs: Illinois trucker’s pups gets recognized coast to coast

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On a recent stopover in New Mexico, longtime driver Frank Wehmeyer was walking out of a store with a bag of groceries when another...
Derrick Clark holds a small truck

The long haul: Driver overcomes steep obstacles to achieve dream and is now paying...

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There was a time when a career as an over-the-road truck driver was a pipe dream for Derrick Clark. Not long ago, the Little...
Hannah Oldham at gym

South Carolina driver makes fitness a priority, takes first place in women’s division in...

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CONWAY, S.C. — Hannah Oldham hasn’t been in the trucking business very long, but she’s already figured out the importance of maintaining health and...