A truckin' start: The OTR origin stories of owner-op award finalists Glen Horack, Gene Houchin, Allen & Sandy Smith

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Updated Mar 20, 2022

Every owner-operator out there has an origin story for his or her entry into the trucking business, whether simple or windingly complicated ... or embellished for effect, as it were. That's no less true of this year's Owner-Operator of the Year award finalists, one of whom will take home $25,000 as this year's winner after the March 22 awards banquet at the Truckload Carriers Association's Truckload 2022 conference in Las Vegas.

Cummins and Loves logosIn this edition of Overdrive Radio, we’ll hear such tales and much more from all three of the competing nominees, including award finalist five-timer Glen Horack, leased to Prime; Iowa-based owner-operator Gene Houchin, leased to Midwest Express; and National Carriers-leased, West Virginia-based Allen and Sandy Smith

Overdrive News Editor Matt Cole spoke with all of the finalists for the profiles linked above, but hear their stories in their own words here:

Good luck to all three on March 22 in Vegas!