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Which celebrity would make the best truck driver and why?

| October 30, 2006

“Aaron Tippin. He used to be a truck driver, and he knows what he’s doing. He owns a couple of trucks.”
Vince Panell
Heath Trucking
Kinston, N.C.

“I can’t picture no celebrity being a truck driver. I don’t think they got it in ’em.”
Don Fontenot
J&R Bennett
Alexandria, La.

“Willie Nelson. He’s got that trucker attitude and spirit. He’s real talkative, and he communicates real good. He’s real true.”
Jeffrey Strader
Suntech Transport
Cincinnati, Ohio

“Karl Malone because he’s trucker oriented. I think he was a trucker before he got into basketball. Or Larry the Cable Guy because he was the voice for the tow truck in the movie Cars.”
Tiny McFee
Atlas Van Lines
Goldsboro, N.C.

“Stone Cold Steve Austin because he doesn’t take any crap.”
Mike Donaldson
Bright Trucking
Concord, N.C.

“Leland Martin because he sings for the truck drivers and he gives us a better image and the recognition that we have deserved for many years.”
Algie Beard
Werner Enterprises
Concord, N.H.

“Gretchen Wilson because she’s got the attitude. She takes life by the horns and goes with it.”
Sandy Savanna
Plunk’s Wrecker Service
West Monroe, La.

“Toby Keith because he seems more real than anybody else.”
Sean Sudduth
Ashland Chemical
Jackson, Miss.

“Paris Hilton because she’s stupid. Just kidding! Or Alan Jackson for his country-western image.”
Martie Bouw
Independent owner-operator
Amsterdam, Holland

“Sylvester Stallone because he fits the role. He played the part and has a rough personality.”
Jerold Magers
Bilbo Transports
Quanah, Texas

“Reba Macintyre. She’s hard-nosed, rugged and won’t take any crap off of anybody.”
Jason Hicks
Andrews Transport
Tyler, Texas

“Sandra Bullock. She drove a bus good. She’s down to earth and cool.”
George Sturgill
Raven Transport
Branford, Fla.

“Jerry Garcia, because he looked like a truck driver. He looks like someone on the road. Or Rosie O’Donnell because she looks like a truck driver, too.”
Adam Spell
Lloyd’s Trucking
Lee Road, La.

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