Tag: faces of the road
Mirah Lesa 'YoYo' Worley runs with the wind, long after retirement
The latest in Paul Marhoefer's "Faces of the Road" oral histories. Worley's story resonates decades after being featured on NBC's "Real People" TV show in 1979 and launching her road-legend status in a 359 with a KTA 600, 3:55 rears, and a 13 over.
April 5, 2021
Trucker Mike Sheffield channels coal country, CB riffing with ‘Hammer Down Again’ album
Long Haul Paul interviews trucker and songwriter Mike Sheffield for the "Faces of the Road" series. Learn more about Sheffield and his music on Overdrive.
November 2, 2020
Faces of the Road: Annette Wilcox, a fresh perspective on life OTR
Retired truck driver, Annette Wilcox, recounts life over the road in her book "Bumping The Dock: A Story of God’s Grace and an 18-Wheeler". Details here.
October 19, 2020
‘Johnny Appleseed of Southern comedy’ reflects on the end of an era
Laughing Hyena Records has catered to truck drivers for nearly 50 years. Take a stroll down memory lane as well as a look at the future with Arnie Hoffman.
October 5, 2020
Faces of the Road: ‘I keep my life happy,’ says Somali driver, sharing his values
Mowliid, an owner-operator originally from Somalia, shares his values and discusses what's important in life, and trucking, with our own Paul Marhoefer.
August 31, 2020
Faces of the Road: 45 years a team, with two independents
“Moss doesn’t grow on a rolling stone.” Longtime specialized independent team owner-ops Kay and Ken Wagner don’t exactly divulge the secrets to remaining married while running as a team for forty five years, yet their history speaks for itself in this latest “Faces of the Road” installment.
October 15, 2019
‘I like aggravating truck drivers’: Maxie Satterfield of Terrell, Texas
“Maxie Satterfield of Terrell, Texas has been working a truck stop counter for most of the years since 1948,” Long Haul Paul notes to begin this, his latest in the Faces of the Road series. “I first met Maxie eight years ago, when I started driving for the outfit I’m with now….”
September 30, 2019
Never underestimate a South Carolina watermelon hauler: Carroll Fulmer and Leon Everette
The latest in “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer’s “Faces of the Road” series with country legend and current gospel singer Leon Everette: “I was surprised to learn that Everette attributed his past success in the music business in part to a trucker by the name of Carroll Fulmer. … Yeah, that Carroll Fulmer …”
September 25, 2019
A truck with its own Facebook page: Mark and Holly O’Donnell’s “Family Tree”
A big winner among several at the first-ever American Pride Truck Charity benefit show for St. Christopher, held in truck parking at GATS, was “The Family Tree”, a mural-wrapped 2018 Peterbilt 579 owned and operated by the O’Donnells, of Tennessee. It’s intended “to celebrate the history and culture of trucking,” Holly says.
September 9, 2019
Sisters of the highway: Trucker donating kidney to fellow hauler
One hauler (and kidney) to another. “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer tells the story of West Virginia-based oil tank hauler Elizabeth Sweet’s plans to donate a kidney to Hawaii-based dump-truck driver Cheryl Lynn Ibana-Bean.
July 3, 2019
Bull hauler Mary Hooks was told ‘I couldn’t do it, and I was gonna prove ’em wrong’
The latest in the “Faces of the Road” series of profiles features Hooks and her 2014 389: “I learned a lot from a lot of people over the years. A lot. There’s people out there in Texas …, most of them gone today, [who] are credited for whom and what I’ve become today. Without them, I never would have made it.”
May 13, 2019
‘They’re not used to seeing a woman haul steel’ — Meet Md.-based Nikki Stewart
“There’s a lot of ego in steel hauling. You have to psych yourself up for it, like an athletic event. You have to have a good work ethic. They’re not used to seeing women hauling steel. When they see you’re a woman, they have to give you some kind of label.” Hear more from Stewart in this ‘Faces of the Road’ installment from Long Haul Paul.
May 1, 2019
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