On Nov. 18, 2012, at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Penske racing team for Brad Keselowski was on edge when five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson was cursed with a pit road mistake and a rare part failure, opening the door for Keselowski to earn his first-ever championship in the series.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a friendly, down-to-earth dispatcher named Obie Wordlaw, who works for Central Hauling based in Little Rock, Ark., about a song he wrote called “Truckin’,” a countrified-ode to truck drivers. That article will be appearing in The Trucker this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for it – it really is a great song.
Bob Edwards was born before the first Model T rolled out of Henry Ford's factory in Detroit. He learned to drive in a French car that had a lever instead of a steering wheel. And he's still on the road, only now in a red four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi.
Traffic cones: I hate ’em. Traffic cones never mean anything good. They mean construction. They mean slow. They mean, “You can’t go there.” For being such flimsy little things, they sure cause a lot of trouble.
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.