Owner-operator Marc Springer spent part of his time at the Great American Trucking Show scoping these various add-ons, from charge-assist solar panels to cargo devices, he thought could help his bottom line.
"I learned more in the hour and a half we spent with these ladies than I have in a very long time. These women know their business, and they all know their way around a truck."
Andy Gobel founded Outlaw in 2006-07 with his brother, Alex, and friend Nic Gillan in Henderson, Colo. -- after selling the custom shop in 2011, he's refocused on quality service and truck parts sales.
Wendy's first day at GATS 2013 saw her taking around a dinosaur for pictures on the show floor and elsewhere for Hunter, a child in Southern Ohio with an illness that prevents him from traveling.
2 p.m. Friday at GATS 2013, choices abound close to home -- and more from the show and Tony Justice's vocal session in Nashville earlier in the week...
"The FBI should send out a commendation to every non-serial-killer professional driver on the road that says, 'Congratulations and thank you for not being a serial killer!'"
Connecticut-based owner-operator Joe Bielucki's story of taking his niece out on a run with him gives him hope for the future.
Photographer Kim Reierson's work appears in the book "Eighteen" and Overdrive's new trucker appreciation video.
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