It’s a fact that trucking is a charitable industry. Truckers are usually willing to help, and it shows with the millions of dollars raised for various charitable organizations within the industry, as well as the work done and money raised for efforts outside of it.
Owner-operator Binda Atwal, based in Fresno, California, purchased his 2016 Kenworth T680 in 2015 after jumping into trucking when pursuit of a law degree from San Joaquin College of Law stalled. He drove for a larger fleet for a time before buying the KW and jumping on with a cousin, Sunny Atwal, and his ABT, Inc., small family fleet.
Y’all remember ol’ Cargo? In mid-December, somewhere close to Yearington, Nev., during his on-foot trek bound from South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Holly “Cargo” Harrison had a heart attack.
An Army vet’s kind gesture for a fallen fellow veteran on the side of a Missouri highway is warming hearts nationwide. On Friday afternoon Kristen Collins was riding in the funeral procession of her 91-year-old grandfather, Navy veteran Fred Ladage. There, along Interstate 70, she saw the driver of a semi had pulled onto the shoulder and was standing in front of the truck with his hand over his heart in a sign of respect.
Jason Allen Williams’ heroism is now official. The truck driver from Florida was recently honored with a Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission after rescuing a man from a burning truck in 2016.
An Edmonton truck driver, dubbed “St. Nick,” recently helped return a dog to North Pole, Alaska, making Christmas wishes come true for four children.
OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops campaign began as a way for truckers to show their gratitude and appreciation for the men and women in the U.S. military. The campaign is scheduled to conclude this weekend.
Descriptors such as visionary, entrepreneur and wunderkind certainly apply to Clessie Lyle Cummins. From humble beginnings as a rural Indiana farm boy with no formal education beyond the 8th grade, he improved on existing diesel engines, created new engine designs, and was awarded 33 U.S. patents.
Observing Matt Slovack in action, it’s easy to see why his classes about Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety have become very popular among Boy Scout troops. Not only do the scouts earn the above-named merit badges, they learn about the industry that is so important to their families’ daily lives and about traffic safety, particularly when cars and trucks share the road.
Looking back at 52 years of memories, Walt Winston has more than enough to fill the pages of an autobiography written by a person twice his age. Some of those memories are very good; most are less good.
A single story can reveal a lot about a person. In the case of former NFL player Joe Dean Davenport, one anecdote may describe the personality of the person better than any other.