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 recently renamed Manning, S.C., TA near his hometown.
Part 2 in this feature: With support growing for Truckers Against Trafficking from the community of drivers, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, inspired by a cyclist friend to tie his planned climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina to a cause, decided to take TAT with him to the top...
One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.
This open letter comes from Maggie Stone, named Overdrive's Most Beautiful in 2013. The current iteration of the contest is accepting nominations through March 20.
Climbing in part to raise awareness and money for the Truckers Against Trafficking organization, Hopkins was within "2,800 vertical feet" of the Argentinean summit, at an altitude of 20,000 feet, he says, when he and another climber in his party made the decision to turn back.
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 focus on the need to more robust mentoring industrywide.
With driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice's "Apple Pie Moonshine" hitting all the major truck stops in the next weeks, a special download here for Overdrive readers.
Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn't be done.
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