Over-the Road Magazine - Volume 23, Issue 3
Feature Articles in this Month's Issue:
LeRoy Marsh— Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.
LeRoy Marsh has been earning a good living as a professional driver since 1974. In that year, President Nixon resigned from office, “All in the Family” was the No. 1 television show in the nation and GM introduced the catalytic converter.
“I had been lying around collecting unemployment, and my cousin, a professional driver, invited me to ride with him for one winter,” recalls LeRoy with a laugh. “After getting a chance to see what the trucking lifestyle was all about, I was hooked. Of course, I had been interested in trucks since I was a little boy. I can remember motioning my hand up and down every time I rode by a big rig to get the driver to blow his horn.” more
One-Sided and Biased
This is in response to a column you wrote about a man who didn’t think women should be driving trucks. I think you called him a Neanderthal. Your response was one-sided and biased. You didn’t consider the heavy labor often required, the mechanical problems, the hard-nosed dispatchers and receivers we have to deal with and the safety factor. Would you want your daughter subjected to this hard life .more
And You Thought You Had It Bad
An old-timer told me this story recently in a truck stop:
“Back where I’m from the only job you could get was in the coal mines or haul coal. Since I didn’t want to be down in the mines, I put all the money I had down on an old coal truck and started hauling coal. After a few years the truck was using a lot of oil, and every one of the other guys could outrun me. more
Trucker Buddy News- Students Get a Taste of Racing
How do you convince a five-year-old to eat Cheerios for breakfast? You bring the cereal to school along with the Cheerios race car! more