Arrow Truck Sales to Announce Winner of Back On The Road™ 2009 at Mid America Truck Show
Aaron Tippin will hold autograph signing at Arrow booth
KANSAS CITY, MO. – A truck, a job and a new beginning await the winner of Arrow’s Back On The RoadTM 2009 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America. The winner’s journey begins on March 20, at the Mid America Truck Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. Arrow Truck Sales will host the winner announcement ceremony at 11:00 a.m. in South Wing Lobby C, booth 45500, of the Kentucky Expo Center.
Country music star Aaron Tippin, radio personality Bill Mack from Sirius XM Radio, Back On The Road™ 2008 winner Don Turkelson and others will join Arrow for the event, which is open to the public.
“Our winner announcement ceremony is the culmination of a long process to find one deserving person in need of a truck and a job,” said Carl Heikel, CEO of Arrow Truck Sales. “It is the beginning of a year-long journey for our winner and we are proud to provide this great opportunity.”
During the ceremony, the winner will receive a 2006 Volvo VNL 670, courtesy of Volvo Trucks North America, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and other great products and services.
Tippin, who joined Back On The Road this year after hearing about the campaign, will sign autographs and meet with fans on March 21 at Arrow’s booth (#32320) from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Aaron’s new album,In Overdrive, which is dedicated to truckers, was released in February 2009.
“Participating in Back On The Road has been a very rewarding experience,” said Tippin. “I’ve met some wonderful folks as part of the selection committee and I look forward to meeting more great people at MATS.”
Now in its second year, Arrow’s Back On The Road™ is an initiative designed to benefit a deserving trucker in need of a truck and a job. People were encouraged to submit stories about deserving friends, family members, associates and even themselves for this opportunity of a lifetime.
In addition to the truck and work agreement, the winner of Back On The RoadTM receives:
- TriPac auxiliary power unit courtesy of Thermo King
- X One® tires courtesy of Michelin
- Business consulting tools courtesy of ATBS
- Insurance provided by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)
- A 3-year / 300K mile warranty from National Truck Protection, Inc.
- Monthly $500 fuel cards courtesy of Pilot Travel Centers
- One year’s worth of filter products courtesy of Genuine Volvo Parts
- Truck accessories and fenders courtesy of Minimizer products
- One year’s worth of oil changes courtesy of Chevron
For more information on Back On The RoadTM 2009, please visit www.backontheroad2009.com.
About Arrow Truck Sales
Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is North America's leading source of pre-owned heavy and medium-duty trucks. Arrow carries all makes and models, maintaining a diverse inventory of more than 2,000 over-the-road tractors, vocational and specialty vehicles, and trailers. Arrow's commitment to integrity, quality, value, and selection has earned the business of fleets and owner-operators across North America since 1950. Arrow is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, and has 16 retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group of companies. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and heavy diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to over $42 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US. For more information, visit www.arrowtruck.com.
About Volvo Trucks North America
Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group of companies. Its operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Safety, Quality and Environmental Care. The Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards. Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program. For more information, please visit www.volvotrucks.us.com.
About Heartland Express
Russell Gerdin founded Heartland Express in 1978 with four people and 16 trucks. It became a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ market in 1986, and ended that year posting gross revenues of $21.6 million and has since grown to well over $600 million by providing the best on-time service in the truckload industry.
Heartland Express is an irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa serving customers with primary shipping lanes east of the Rocky Mountains and the southwest United States. They offer long-haul and regional opportunities for solos and teams. For more information, please visit www.heartlandexpress.com.
About Aaron Tippin
Aaron Tippin has long been known as “the hardest workin’ man in country music.” Tippin performed at his first Nashville club in 1990 and has since earned his place in the country music industry with hits including “Kiss This” and “Working Man’s PH.D.” Tippin is set to release his latest album, “In Overdrive,” featuring “trucker” music, in February, 2009. For more on Tippin, visit www.aarontippin.com.
About Our Sponsors
Back On The RoadTM 2009 is sponsored by Thermo King, Michelin, ATBS, OOIDA, National Truck Protection, Pilot Travel Centers, Genuine Volvo Parts, Minimizer Products and Chevron. To learn more about our other sponsors, visit www.backontheroad2009.com.