The Trucker Factoring Digital June
Kellylynn Women In Trucking

Transportation in her blood: Kellylynn McLaughlin got into trucking on a whim, but she’s...

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EDMOND, Okla. — “You can do it,” were the words a volunteer said to Kellylynn McLaughlin as she climbed into the cab of the...
Nikki Weaver

Nikki Weaver earns WIT’s 2021 Driver of the Year award

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) on April 27 named Nikki Weaver, a company driver for FedEx Freight, as the winner...
Don Talley and Dan Porter

TA announces Don Talley, Dan Porter as 2021 Citizen Driver Award honorees

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WESTLAKE, Ohio — Truckers Don Talley of Muncie, Indiana, and Dan Porter of Acton, Ontario, Canada, have been selected by TravelCenters of America (TA)...
Matthew Culver Truck

Idaho trucker works to keep interstate clean along daily route

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KOOTENAI, Idaho — A long-haul driver who goes by “Trucker Matt” has taken it upon himself to clean a stretch of Interstate 90 when...
Trophies

Truck historical society launches hall of fame to honor industry leaders

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) is launching the American Trucking and Industry Leader (ATIL)...
WIT DOY Finalists

Women In Trucking announces finalists for 2021 Driver of the Year

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) on April 14 announced three finalists for the organization’s 2021 Driver of the Year award. This...
Yellow million milers

Yellow Corp. honors 2020 safety million-milers

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Yellow is proud to honor its drivers who achieved the safety milestone of driving at least 3,000,000 miles without a...
Donald McNair

Lytx honors 2021 drivers and coaches of the year

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Lytx announced the recipients of its 2021 Driver of the Year and Coach of the Year awards April 8. The awards...
thin red line Mack Anthem

Thin red line: Wisconsin trucker, firefighter pursues dual passions

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It’s not uncommon for someone to have to choose between making a living and pursuing something they are passionate about. Dan Ravenhorst of Eau...
driver and Volvo truck

Dedication and strong lifelong work ethic led Jerry Fritts Jr. to a successful trucking...

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CORDOVA, Tenn. — Gerald “Jerry” Fritts Jr., is feeling a little depressed after retirement, but he just needs to find his next adventure.Fritts has...
Reanee Swiger Gray

‘Trucking angel’ Reanee Swiger-Gray named WIT’s April 2021 member of the month

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PLOVER, Wis. —The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has named Reanee Swiger-Gray, a professional driver for Brenny Specialized Inc., as its April Member of...
Lamar and Mark Buckwalter

Passing down passion: Pennsylvania family shares a father-son love of trucking

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Pretty much every driver wants a great start to a trucking career. For Lamar Buckwalter, owner of Leola, Pennsylvania-based Buckwalter Trucking, the end of...
Greg Stehouwer

Greg Stehouwer named TMC’s 2020 Trainer of the Year

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DES MOINES, Iowa — TMC has named Greg Stehouwer as the company’s 2020 Trainer of the Year.A third-generation truck driver, Stehouwer, has been training...
Jerry Cooper and his pig Jake Brake

Pig in a Rig: Pint-sized swine draws praise on the road

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It was a match made in hog heaven when Jerry and Melissa Cooper met on an internet chatroom in 1998 and married a month...
Darnice “Neicy” Harris

Driver Q&A: On the Road with Darnise “Neicy” Harris

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Over-the-road driver Neicy Harris answered a few questions about her career on the road in a recent interview with The Trucker.Q: Where do you...
Allen and Connie Parker

CVSA honors Werner driver Allen Parker with 2021 IDEA award

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GREENBELT, Md. — Allen Parker, a driver for Werner Enterprises, has been named the 2021 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) recipient by the Commercial...
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...
Desiree Wood with Truck

Advocacy and adventure: Desiree Wood has never backed down from a challenge

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LAS VEGAS — When Desiree Wood presented nine action points to address sexual misconduct in trucking during a 2019 listening session with the Federal...
winners of squat competition

Steering Your Way to Better Health: Drivers Nicole Patterson, Jason Hawes take top spots...

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“Steering Your Way to Better Health” challenged truck drivers to squat their way to a healthy lifestyle.The latest Fit to Pass fitness challenge was...
Robert Herber

Yellow driver Robert Herber achieves 5 million safe miles

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — After nearly five decades of professionally driving for YRC Freight, Robert Herber has logged his 5 millionth consecutive mile without...