Tara Bullock

Walmart driver garners Trucker Buddy honors

Fred Sweetwood, a driver for the Walmart Distribution Center in Ottawa, Kan., has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for June 2013 following his nomination by Linda Carson, a fifth grade teacher at Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary in Quenemo, Kan. Carson said that Sweetwood regularly shares news of his travels, including Yellowstone National Park, western Kansas and the Oklahoma City Memorial. Trucker Buddy International works to educate students and introduce educators to the trucking industry. ...

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C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is the 8th Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years England has sponsored the fuel efficiency promotion. McDonald has been with C.R. England since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in England's National Over the Road Fleet and primarily runs between Utah ...

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TCA awards scholarships

Twenty-five college students will receive scholarships from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Scholarship Fund for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarships are broken down into amounts ranging from $2,725 to $6,250 from a total fund of about $75,000. Scholarships are awarded to students associated with the trucking industry. “The people who work in the trucking industry already work hard – very hard. By underwriting some of the financial burden for these individuals, we are happy to ...

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