Susie De Ridder

WIT seeks nominations from motor carriers for 2021 female driver of the year award

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking nominations for the 2021 Female Driver of the Year award. This second annual...
OTR driver with birds in her cab

For the birds: Feathery friends make time on the road fly by

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Drivers might not be surprised to see a pair of dogs in a trucker’s cab, but there is more than meets the eye in...
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...
OTR holds signs free lunches

OTR Capital, Marquee hand out free lunches to truck drivers

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OTR Capital and Marquee Insurance Group passed out free Chick-Fil-A lunches to truck drivers in Lithia Springs, Georgia. With the help of the Georgia...
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U.S. Army veteran Ray Miller named a finalist in Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence...

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DALLAS — For Ray Miller, transitioning to career as a commercial truck driver was always top of mind following his retirement from the U.S....
Shaun Mason

Shaun Mason, veteran of U.S. Marines, Army, named a finalist in Transition Trucking: Driving...

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For Shaun Mason, the dream of becoming a professional truck driver began at an early age.“One of my earliest childhood memories growing up was...
Driver Wearing Mask

CVSA seeks nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

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GREENBELT, Md. — This year has seen numerous new challenges for commercial drivers, from the COVID-19 pandemic to riots, changing legislation and more. The...
Michael Wray with his board game and truck

Where the pigskin meets the road: Driver builds on football fandom with board game

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RAYMONDVILLE, Mo. — For some, driving professionally is the dream. For others, driving is a great way to earn a living while chasing a...
Ivan Hernandez

U.S. Army veteran Ivan Hernandez named a finalist in Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence...

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At age 20, Ivan Hernandez, enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman, where he served his country for 20...
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...
Harvey Justice and Jeff Wisgerhof

Trucking is ‘in the blood’ of TMC’s September trainer of the month

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Harvey Justice may have only been driving a black and chrome TMC Transportation truck for four years, but it could...
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U.S. Army veteran Gail Losee named a finalist for Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence...

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SALT LAKE CITY — For Gail Losee, whether she would enlist in the military was never a question; rather it was a matter of...
Pilot Wreaths Across America

Pilot honors U.S. military with Wreaths Across America fundraiser, free breakfast for vets

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In recognition of those who served in the military, through the end of the year, Pilot Co. is holding an in-store round-up...
US Military Branches

OOIDA to launch annual Truckers for Troops campaign during Veterans Day week

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is planning to launch its 14th annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign Nov. 9-16,...
Daniel and Phyllis Snow

Labor of love: Team-driving couple remodeled their 1996 Freightliner into a showpiece

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It’s hard to miss Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s tractor-trailer, dubbed “The Goose,” on the highway … or anywhere, for that matter. The eye-catching emerald...
Jeremy Hoffman

Hard work and a love of trucks combine to make a successful career for...

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COLFAX, Wis. — Jeremy Hoffman enjoys trucks, but never loses his business perspective.“I feel that a truck is a tool you use to achieve...
Eric Britton

From the Army to the driver’s seat: Inspiration can take a driver quite far...

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Clarksville, Tennessee, was a world away from the nation’s capital in the 1970s, when Eric Britton’s neighbor helped build his interest in truck driving....
cat in the cab

The cat in the cab: Feline friend brings comfort to driver while on the...

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Their staunchly aloof nature may never garner cats the title of “man’s best friend,” but Muninn Myrkvi, an over-the-road truck driver for GP Transco,...
Tracy Gaudette Women In Trucking

‘A fresh start’: Trucking proves to be the right road for WIT’s Tracy Gaudette

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Like many professional drivers, Tracy Gaudette came to trucking via a circuitous route.“I’ve never wanted to stay in one place too long,” she told...