Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), an industry-wide education and image movement, shared stories of the unique ways that the trucking industry has continued to give back to their communities over the holiday season. Trucking companies and organizations submitted their stories of charitable works to TMAF after a call for submissions through email and social media.
Truck driver Theron Schmalzried joins ‘The Daily Briefing’ to discuss the journey of a lifetime
The Capitol Christmas tree, which arrived in Washington, D.C., on Friday, is not the first selected from the state of Colorado, but its journey was a “once in a lifetime” experience for professional truck driver Theron Schmalzried.
The opportunity to deliver the Capitol Christmas Tree, from Colorado to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
On the back of a hundred-foot truck, Christmas is delivered from Colorado to Washington.
In a city with a lot to see, perhaps the biggest attraction on a Saturday afternoon was the Capitol Christmas tree that stopped in Denver in the middle of its cross-country road trip.
“Very excited to see the big Christmas tree,” said Kinley Bussard, a 10-year-old who stopped by the Bass Pro Shop in Denver to see the tree. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
In all his years driving for Apex Transportation, Butch Hanna has never felt so much pressure on a delivery. He’s delivered many items in his time, but this year is the first he’s ever transported the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
For the first time since 2012, the tree that will shine bright in Washington, D.C., from late November to the end of December, will come from Colorado. The 55-foot Engelmann spruce tree, which was cut down last week, is now loaded into the trailer of an 18-wheeler for a statewide, and soon to be nationwide, journey.
At American Trucking Associations’ 2020 Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 27, three of Transport Topics’ Trucking’s Frontline Heroes were honored as 2020 COVID Heroes for their courage and selflessness in helping their communities manage the frightening early days of the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread. They are (left to right above) Reggie Barrows of Falmouth, Mass., a driver for FedEx Express; Charlton Paul Jr. of Chester, N.Y., who drives for UPS Inc.; and Rich Miller of Roberts, Wis., who owns milk hauler Miller Transfer Inc. Watch the video to learn more about their stories and see more videos, photos and articles at our Trucking’s Frontline Heroes microsite.
American truck drivers are still moving the vast majority of American freight, even as the coronavirus upends their lives and industry.
“We keep America moving. That’s just how it is going to be out here,” Ron Round, a Maine-based truck driver, tells “Tucker Carlson Tonight“.
Round starts each day at 5 a.m., running hauls from Bangor to various wood pulp mills around the state. The industrial product of the pulp mills eventually gets turned into paper.
“This is our work from home,” Round says. “The cab of the truck is this home for a lot of drivers. So their working from home is going down the road.”
A UPS driver says he was “honored” to deliver thousands of gallons of hand sanitizer to the hard-hit New York Police Department.
John McKown — a veteran and former police officer — said Saturday on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that he “jumped at the chance” to help protect cops in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
“My whole career’s been about service,” he said. “As a military veteran and also as a police officer, we serve the ones that need help all over the country.”
Eric Fors says he and other truck drivers around the world understand how important it is for them to do their part.
Fors first got behind the wheel of a truck just over a year ago. After working in the communications field for over 20 years, he said he decided to take a different career path.
During the job search, Fors was searching for careers that were in high demand and critical for the needs of our society. He decided to get his commercial driver license [CDL], and he has been on the road ever since.
Like many Americans, Fors said he never imagined working during a national pandemic, but he wanted to keep the supply chain moving.