Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Willard Boyd has seen most of U.S., driven 3M safe miles; now drives team with wife

Willard Boyd has seen most of U.S., driven 3M safe miles; now drives team with wife

While truckers can sing along to the Hank Snow hit “I've Been Everywhere,” not everyone has been everywhere. However, the lyrics cannot be any truer for Willard “O’Neal” Boyd, 65, of Wichita Falls, Texas, who has three million-plus miles under his belt.

Citizen Driver Award winner Jon Osburn, 65, not ready to retire; he’s having too much fun

Citizen Driver Award winner Jon Osburn, 65, not ready to retire; he’s having too much fun

Career truck driver and vet Jon Osburn loves to talk, and it’s a good thing. As driver of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Spirit of the American Trucker vehicle and an OOIDA ambassador, he goes to truck shows, truck stops and conferences across the country, putting him in contact with truckers far and wide.

Independent contractor, veteran Larry Wissel enjoys ‘flexibility’ of truck driving

Independent contractor, veteran Larry Wissel enjoys ‘flexibility’ of truck driving

Larry Wissel, 54, is one of the proud few who has served his country in the military and on the nation’s highways as a professional trucker for more than 30 years.

34-year-old Nathan Swilling says trucking has changed him in many ways — for the better

34-year-old Nathan Swilling says trucking has changed him in many ways — for the better

Nathan Swilling, 34, remembers when he was “that guy” — the newbie trucker holding up traffic, making a mistake or two … or even three. Despite how the transportation industry is part of his heritage — several uncles drive various types of trucks and many women in his family work as fleet managers or dispatchers — he remembers getting into the industry for the wrong reason.

Mary and Chad Littler now driving together as team thanks to PTDI courses, instruction

Mary and Chad Littler now driving together as team thanks to PTDI courses, instruction

The first time Mary Littler attempted to drive a standard transmission she was 37 years old. And she was seated behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer. Not an easy feat for anyone, but even more intimidating for Littler, who admits, “I was scared of trucks.”

30-year career driver Steve Press has ‘hauled it all,’ from camels to heavy equipment

30-year career driver Steve Press has ‘hauled it all,’ from camels to heavy equipment

Throughout Steve Press’ 30-year career as a trucker, he’s hauled it all. “Anything they put in the back — sporting goods, ladders, hay,” Press, 60, told The Trucker. But recently, his cargo was a little bigger and furrier.

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