Jimmy Ardis

More trucking tunes — and a cheeseburger

| May 13, 2014

Catch Bill Weaver's "Ode to a Peterbilt" in video, likewise the 'Monkey Gouger' cheeseburger, named for owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, at the Manning, S.C., TA location.

Unveiling: ‘Monkey Gouger’ travel center

| April 17, 2014

With the official unveiling still several weeks off, owner-operator Jimmy Ardis, a recipient of one of TA Petro's Citizen Driver Award recognitions, got an early look at his name up on the marquee at the ...

The yardstick method of driver training

| March 01, 2014

Jimmy Ardis tells the funny story of how he learned to drive -- his uncle rapping his knuckles with a yardstick from the sleeper whenever he jammed a gear too quickly -- toward a serious ...

‘Left Lane Gang’ celebrates right in S.C.

| August 31, 2013

Need some ideas for a Labor Day gathering for the ages? Look no farther than the annual whole-pig barbecues of the South Carolina Association of Large Car Operators.

‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

| October 16, 2012

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

CSA Proof Your Rig

Todd Dills | March 01, 2012

Pack the right parts and inspect your truck diligently to avoid time-consuming, costly inspections.

Roadside Attractions

Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2012

A trucker joins a national fitness program, a natural born truck driver, a truck makes its film debut, plus Truck Gallery, Channel 19, Calendar events and more industry news items are featured.

‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe milesImage Gallery

| January 26, 2012

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and ...

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