TOMAH, Wis. — Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn. captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 at the 31st annual Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs competition held here June 20-22 as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.
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.