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Sam Pierce has been a journalist for more than a decade and has written for several publications including The Trucker, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Living Our Faith magazine. He enjoys spending time with his family including his two daughters. They like to watch movies, read books and build LEGO sets.
CRST drivers

Carrier Profile: Those who deliver — CRST International

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Hugh Ekberg was approached three different times to join CRST International before he finally agreed. “I didn’t know anything about trucking, and it wasn’t until...
Truckers Chappel

Outreach over the road: Truckstop Ministries has been serving truckers for nearly 40 years

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JACKSON, Ga. — Being an over-the-road truck driver is not always conducive to attending church regularly or following the teachings of one’s religion. Because...
Benny Sullivan and Truck

Through a different lens: Benny Sullivan’s truck is rolling tribute to his son and...

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HAMILTON, Ala. — Waylon Sullivan was almost a year old when he was diagnosed with Lowe Syndrome, a disease that mainly affects the brain,...
Sign for Association of Christian Truckers

‘Home on the road’: Association of Christian Truckers offers services, free parking to drivers

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BROWNSTOWN, Ill. — According to Mark Hewett, you can’t be a man’s counselor until you become his friend. That is the main goal for...
waitress honored for saving trucker's life

‘She saved my life’: Tennessee waitress wakes truck driver in burning truck

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LEBANON, Tenn. — A series of coincidences led to a miraculous save for Phyllis Banfield, a waitress at Uncle Pete’s Travel Center on Sparta...
Kathy Wolter

After their kids left home, Kathy Wolter and her husband Jeff hit the road...

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Making the change from being a full-time mom and dealing with an empty nest is never easy. Luckily for Kathy Wolter and her husband,...
NCI driver and president

Carrier Profile: Those who deliver — National Carriers Inc.

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Jim Franck fell into trucking mostly by accident. Originally, he planned to go to law school, but there was an abundance of attorneys at the...
Alltown Fresh Exterior

Alltown Fresh offers healthy on-the-go food options for drivers in Massachusetts, Connecticut

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Waltham, Mass. — For truck driver who are constantly on the road, a sedentary lifestyle is part of the job. In addition, finding healthy...
Al Aukema proposed to Amanda Valleroy

Couple shares story of finding love for each other and truck driving

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SPARTA, Ill. — When Amanda Valleroy, of Sparta, Illinois, was enrolled at the 160 Driving Academy in Belleville, Illinois, one of her driving instructors...
truck driving on highway with sunset in background

Here to help: Nonprofit provides assistance for drivers impacted by illness, injury

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one nonprofit is trying to be proactive in its efforts to support truckers nationwide. “We are starting to see...
Person packing boxes of donations in front of a convoy of hope trailer

A belief in the mission: Faith-based group provides relief in times of crisis

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In recent months, truck drivers have once again earned the title of “knights of the highway,” ensuring that supplies reach their...
graduation cap positioned on top of books

TCA now accepting college scholarship applications for funds provided by the trucking community

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The Truckload Carriers Association awards about 50 scholarships to students each year to students who have a family connection to TCA. One past recipient of...
Tony Justice posed with guitar and truck

Howes Hall of Fame announces Tony Justice as second inductee for inaugural class of...

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Independent musician and truck driver Tony Justice has been selected as the second person to be inducted into the inaugural...
Bobs Parking 1

Trucker’s son felt ‘called’ to offer free truck parking at his lot on I-44...

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STRAFFORD, Mo. – In an effort to support truck drivers and give them a safe place to park overnight, Bob Mericle is offering free...
trucker supply drive

Idaho community steps up to provide food, essentials for truck drivers

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The generosity of the community has been overwhelming for one trucking company in Idaho. “It took us by surprise,” said Whitney...
sample letter to truckers

Mississippi students say ‘thank you’ to truckers with hand-written messages

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RICHLAND, Miss. — When Linda Waterloo accepted a temporary position with Hartfield Academy in Flowood, Mississippi, she never expected to have one of the...
Harolds BBQ

Small-town restaurant provides free meals for passing truck drivers

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CORNING, Ark. — When Linden Massey (aka “The Crazy Pitmaster”), owner of Harold’s Bar-B-Que, put out a request on Facebook on March 25, asking...