truckers pitch in

Fleet volunteers in MS fundraiser

Transport America Inc. volunteered drivers and tractor-trailers for a June 12-13 bicycle race that Minnesota’s National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter hosts annually. Having helped with the fundraiser for 16 years, the Eagan, Minn.-based fleet supplied 19 rigs for this year’s race, in which more than 3,000 riders competed. Two owner-operators and 14 company drivers transported bikes and supplies from the state’s White Bear Lake to the race’s start in Proctor, Minn., a Transport America spokesman said ...

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Channel 19

Lending a helping rig   In Overdrive’s home base of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in September, truckers pitched in to help police foil a suicide attempt. As a man stood on the ledge of the I-20/59 bridge over McFarland Boulevard, police enlisted haulers with van trailers to build a platform under the bridge. A gallery of Tuscaloosa News photos (, search “Interstate standoff”) show, among other images, police unrolling an inflatable catch device atop two vans. The man ended ...

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