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Carolyn Magner

A duck in the truck

| October 17, 2013
Duck in the Truck

Duck in the Truck

I called Joe Mansheim about entering Frank the Duck into Overdrive’s Most Loved Pet contest and we chatted about how his duck buddy makes him happy. In fact, he handed the phone over to Frank who quacked happily into my ear, clearly agreeing with Joe’s assessment.

Mansheim, who is leased to Elite Transportation in the Twin Cities, brings his Mallard duck along on all his trips.  Five years ago, the avid duck hunter bought Frank as a joke. He was immediately attached to the little duckling and they’ve been riding together ever since.  Frank causes a stir wherever he goes and Mansheim says he’s referred to as the ‘duck man.’ “That’s okay with me. In fact, if more people had a duck in the truck, there would be less angry people out there.”

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  • SftyBidnz

    There are concerns about pets in CMV’s. However, of the choices this large footed friend would be mine for his sure footedness and balance. This allows Joe to concentrate on the 4 wheelers zipping around him with no idea what he has to accomplish!
    (large footed, yet in proportion)

  • Mind Games

    I like dogs and cats want a rock but too big I still may get me another one and I like cats too but stink when they take a dump may get me another one.
    Any pet is cool to me. I even like mice but no place for em in a hot truck. Most of God’s creatures are cool to me but I have a hard time deciding which one to drag along and torture with all this noise and banging around on these ol raggedy roads. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.