LAS VEGAS — Butch Colvin’s been driving trucks a long time and just about the time he got one of the biggest prizes in trucking he announced that he’s putting the brakes on work and heading out in an RV instead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If a trucking company has made it this far — on the downhill side of the Great Recession — you might assume that company management could finally breathe that very real sigh of relief and welcome back the better, if not yet the good, times.
Mary McNew of Ashland, Ky., has been driving almost 12 years and was on her way home to celebrate the birthdays of her two grandsons when we met her on March 11.
There are many of you truck drivers out on the road working day and night, yet you go without health insurance, either because you’re an owner-operator and can’t afford it or your company doesn’t provide it, or for some other reason.
Last spring in this column we wrote about how truckers can educate themselves on how to spot victims of human sex trafficking through a Web site, truckersagainsttrafficking.com (TAT for short), which was made possible through the efforts of Chapter 61 Ministries, the Christian Truckers Network, Tenstreet LLC and others.