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Oldies but goodies The American Truck Historical Society's (ATHS) 30th Annual Convention (and 22nd Annual Antique Truck Show, to be precise) is slated for June 6-9 in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nev. The Reno Hilton will serve as event headquarters. The society is promising to present one of the largest gatherings of antique trucks to be found at a given location at one time over 500

Oldies but goodies

The American Truck Historical Society's (ATHS) 30th Annual Convention (and 22nd Annual Antique Truck Show, to be precise) is slated for June 6-9 in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nev. The Reno Hilton will serve as event headquarters.

The society is promising to present “one of the largest gatherings of antique trucks to be found at a given location at one time — over 500 trucks at least 25 years old.” For more information, contact ATHS by mail at P.O. Box 531168, Birmingham, Ala. 32523; by phone at 205-870-0566; or on the web at www.aths.org.

But does it beat hauling cement?

Extending her 15 minutes, Susan Hawk, the cement-truck driver made famous in the TV “reality” show “Survivor” is shown here while taping her cameo role on an episode of TNN's trucking-oriented “18 Wheels of Justice” series. In the show, Hawk drives a spanking-new, viper-red Kenworth W900 tractor.

Honor a winner

Given the tech shortage already affecting many fleets, FLEET OWNER is pleased to support Chevron's Diesel Technician of the Month. The program gives these technical leaders recognition on the national level and helps enhance the professional image of this key occupation within trucking.

Nominated candidates elected for the award will receive special gifts (as will the nominator and the employer) from Chevron and will be featured in a full-page ad in this magazine.

An easy-to-complete nomination form can be found on pg. 67 of this issue. You can also call 877-822-6225 or fill one out online at www.chevron.com.

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One in over 440,000

According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), more than 440,000 drivers get up before first light each morning to deliver 23-million children to school in those familiar yellow buses. It's not an easy job, and everyone doing it deserves recognition.

But only one can be named “best of the best” by NAPT. This year, Don Rich of Crystal Lake, Ill., has garnered the group's “School Bus Driver Excellence Award.” Bob Pape, NAPT president, says Rich was honored “for his superior knowledge, skill and safety record in handling a large school bus, and positive attitude.”

Rich, a designated safety officer who also trains new drivers, has been transporting special-ed students for six years.

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