Over-the Road Magazine - Volume 23, Issue 5
Feature Articles in this Month's Issue:
Marc Wilder—Central Refrigerated Service, Inc..
“Trucking was a family kind of thing for me,” remembers Marc Wilder. “My stepfather drove professionally, as did my brother-in-law and several aunts and uncles.” In 1978, Marc followed in their footsteps when he and his brother, both teenagers, began hauling hay from Idaho to Washington. more
Truly Driven Women
While surfing the Internet, I stumbled onto a Website for female truckers, and my curiosity was piqued. Many women who drive professionally don’t realize all the opportunities available to grow their careers outside of the cab. Here are a few examples of how truckin’ women manage their truckin’ careers. more
Running Through a Car Wash at 60 m.p.h.
On a dark rainy evening back in 1980, I hit a puddle of water so bad that I felt the front of my ’79 Camaro lift up, and the engine died. An 18-wheeler was in the lane to my left. Rolling at about 60 m.p.h. with a dead engine, I turned on my emergency flashers and started creeping to the right. Suddenly I heard air horns. All I could see were the running lights of the 18-
wheeler to my left, which I steered as closely to as possible. .more
Trucker Buddy News- History Lessons From the Field
The students in Holly Andrews’ 5th grade class at Barrie Elemen-tary in Fort Atkinson, WI are learning more than history, math and geography from their Truck-er Buddy, Russ Dougherty. Truck-er Buddy Russ, otherwise known as “The Bandit” to the class, encourages his class to understand U.S. history, in addition to other subjects. He sends the students questions in his postcards, and expects the children to learn from his correspondence. As 5th grade student Ian writes, “He gives us problems in his postcards to get our brains working.”. more