Overdrive staff | December 01, 2009

MACK TRUCKS and Volvo Trucks North America, which have common ownership under Volvo AB, have merged into a single organization called North American Trucks. The company continues to operate both brands.

A TRUCK DRIVER was found fatally shot in his rig while parked at a dirt lot in Moreno Valley, Calif., Nov. 4. Albert Thomas, 56, drove for KLLM Transport.

TRUCKER BUDDY International has received a donation from Randall-Reilly Publishing that covers office and operational support, as well as many daily expenses. Trucker Buddy uses pen pal relationships to help educate students in grades 2-8 about the trucking industry.

MODEL 0-2 BY-PASS OIL FILTERS made by Gulf Coast Filters, based in Gulfport, Miss., are now available at Travel Centers of America.

SHARE THE ROAD, in partnership with Operation Interdependence, delivered leftover nonperishable items to make care packages for U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

STUDENTS with outstanding records and who have ties to the truck stop industry may apply for the NATSO Foundation-sponsored 2010 Bill Moon Scholarship at www.natsofoundation.org. Deadline for submissions is April 16.

THE 2009 HIGHWAY ANGEL of the Year will be recognized Dec. 30 at Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl during ESPN’s broadcast, said the award’s sponsor, the Truckload Carriers Association. The NCAA football game will begin at 1:30 p.m. CST in Boise, Idaho.

Mark Your Calendar

FEB. 5-6: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW, Peoria Convention Center, Peoria, Ill., (217) 525-0342, www.mid-westtruckers.com.

MARCH 10-12: THE WORK TRUCK SHOW, America’s Center, St. Louis, Mo., www.ntea.com.

MARCH 25-27: MID-AMERICA TRUCKING SHOW, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, (502) 899-3892, www.truckingshow.com.

APRIL 24-25: OVERDRIVE PRIDE & POLISH 75 CHROME SHOP, Wildwood, Fla., (888) 349-4287, www.prideandpolish.com.

JUNE 17-19: THE GREAT WEST TRUCK SHOW, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, (888) 349-4287, www.truckshow.com.

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