tributes

A brother remembers a highway hero

Billy A. Henry Sr. of Cross County, Ark., was under an oversize load near El Paso, Texas, on Monday, May 9, when he passed of a heart attack. The trooper on the scene determined his actions neatly parking the rig amounted to absolute heroism. Henry's trucking brother remembers him here.

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Drivers’ Night Before Christmas — a tribute from a dispatcher

Chipman Relocations' Tina Pastore sends this poem out to all company employees and contracting owner-operators in advance of the Christmas holiday, a fitting driver tribute this time of year.

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Thoughts on Veterans Day 2015

"Every day is Veterans Day" for many former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and "it's not always a celebration." Wendy here highlights testimony from one, and a tribute from a reader.

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PHOTOS: ‘Black Out’ tribute rig at the head of the God Bless America Ride Sunday

An "awesome feeling," says owner-operator Chuck Timbrook, to be rolling in his custom rig at the head of the ride -- more than 3,000 motorcycles participated in the tribute event this weekend. Photos by Josh Triggs.

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Military-tribute ‘Black Out’ rig nearing completion

Checking in with W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook and his progress on the 1999 Freightliner Classic military-themed tribute rig he's been working on over the last year and more. Getting close!...

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Remembering Douglas Bench, 1967-2013

Small fleet owner Douglas Bench passed away in January at the age of 45 -- he leaves behind a strong trucking business with family members as monument to his life.

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A wife’s tribute to her longtime owner-operator

Owner-operator Clive Hemmings passed away during a run to Florida on September 30, 2011. His wife, Valerie, offers up this poem to his memory. He will be missed.

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