All three of the athletes’ hauler drivers snagged the top three spots in the second leg of five in the annual Freightliner Trucks Run Smart Hauler Challenge: First, Bob “Pork Chop” Hannigan; second Mike “Bama” Williams; and third, Larry “Joe” Allen.
It all started on the morning of April 3rd, in what appeared to be another hopeless day for a mixed breed puppy now aptly named Oliver Twist.
Conkling, a Werner driver for 11 years and a proud U.S. Army veteran, was chosen to drive Werner’s Operation Freedom truck as part of the company’s military campaign, Operation Freedom. Werner officials said they plan to rotate veterans who will drive the truck on an annual basis.
While television audiences might be entertained by the extreme antics of the men on “Big Rig Bounty Hunters” or by the hair-raising, treacherous situations the drivers on “Ice Road Truckers” face, most average truck drivers agree that that is all the trucking shows on television truly are – entertainment.