Bill Mack

Remembering Bill Mack: Riding shotgun with truckers for six decades

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Bill Mack’s connection with truck drivers came naturally. Not only was Mack’s father a truck driver, but Mack was born in Shamrock, Texas, in...
Jeremy Ward with his truck

With a nearly life-long desire to drive a truck, Jeremy Ward is now ‘living...

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GLADWIN, Mich. — The phrase “living the dream” is usually spoken as a whimsical answer to the question, “How are you?” In the case...
Debra LaBree

WIT’s July member of the month offers encouragement to fellow drivers, women interested in...

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JOPLIN, Mo. — “We live in a beautiful country, and trucking is a great way to see it.” Those words might sound like a...
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...
Carla Brown in front of her bright green truck

Hakuna matata: U.S. Army veteran, owner-operator has ‘no worries’ attitude, dedicates her truck to...

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When a graphic artist decides to buy her own tractor, you’d expect the paint job to be interesting. That’s certainly true of Carla Brown’s...
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...
Bob Perry Pushup

Espyr launches ‘Fittest Driver’ strength competition for pro drivers

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ATLANTA — Espyr’s Fit to Pass, a customized coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers and help them meet the physical...
Flamingo Casino

REAL Women in Trucking names 2020 Queens of the Road, Trucking Industry Trailblazers

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LAKE WORTH, Fla. — REAL Women in Trucking Inc. (RWIT) has named Kristy Mathews, Edwina Webb and Vonnie Whitemagie as the recipients of the...
Best of Show 2020 winner

Iowa 80 truck stop announces pet, truck beauty contest winners from first-ever virtual Truckers...

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WALCOTT, Iowa — Like many other truck shows and events since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iowa 80 truck stop’s 2020 Walcott...
Dart truck

Dart Transit Company names 2019 Driver/Contractor of the Year winners

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EAGAN, Minn. — Dart Transit Company has awarded four fleet members with its 2019 Drivers and Owner Operators of the Year honors for 2019....
TJ and his family

Family tradition: TJ Kounkel is a third-generation trucker with award-winning Peterbilt

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MERRILL, Iowa — Farming and trucking are two professions that often run in families. TJ Kounkel’s family has a tradition of both.In addition to...
Karen and Richard Black

Team-driving duo among drivers recognized by U.S. Xpress for their above-and-beyond dedication

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga-based trucking company, U.S. Xpress, honored 10 of its drivers for above-and-beyond achievements at a virtual ceremony in June. The annual...
Darrell Lily and Graig

More than just trucking: Brown Dog Carriers works to improve community, help others

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BIDDEFORD, Maine — It’s immediately obvious that Brown Dog Carriers and Logistics is a trucking company unlike any other. Does any other motor carrier...
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,...
julie mills june mom

Julie Mills achieves success with safety and education skills

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If life had turned out differently, Julie Mills might be happily teaching third graders in Cumberland County, New Jersey. As many truck drivers can...
David McKinney's truck, Part Time

At the Truck Stop: Quality, integrity are bywords of McKinney family’s 14-truck business

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LEXINGTON, Ala. — David McKinney’s 2016 Peterbilt Pride and Class 389, affectionately named “Part Time,” was a white Fitzgerald Glider kit when purchased. “It...
Robert Morris and his autism truck, Fiona

One puzzle piece at a time: Robert Morris and ‘Fiona’ increase autism awareness with...

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VILLA RICA, Ga. — Robert Morris has a lot of women in his life.“I live with seven females,” he said. “There’s my wife, twin...

Pilot Flying J’s annual Road Warrior contest for professional drivers returns with weekly sweepstakes...

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J has announced the kickoff of its seventh annual Road Warrior contest to recognize professional truck drivers for their...
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...
Ed and Tracy Zimmerman

‘An amazing moment in time’: Team drivers rescue motorist from burning car in 36...

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Most truck drivers spend the better part of the year over the road. In the overall calculations of the total minutes on the road,...