If you can read this, turn this cowboy up.
— Stats Trucking Co., Moore, OK.
The electric truck is no longer something to dismiss as science fiction. Just like cars, hybrid electric trucks are here now — and may well be everywhere tomorrow.
— Jay Sandler, vp-commercial products, Workhorse Custom Chassis
Back in 1984, Phil Hook was tapped as Caterpillar's second Test & Demonstration driver with the mission to help show truckers how to get the most out of their Cats. Over the past 23 years, points out Cat's Ray Hartwell, Hook's been “instrumental in working with all types of fleet owners, large and small. He has spent more weekends away from home than most of us will ever see in a lifetime, and he has over 4.5-million miles on the road to back that up. He's one of the most passionate, dedicated employees I've ever known, and he's never turned down an opportunity to train people and to continually serve as a goodwill ambassador. It's been said that Phil has sold more Caterpillar on-highway engines than any other human being on the planet. I believe it.” We do too, having benefited from his tutelage on more than one occasion! “Caterpillar will miss Phil immensely, and all of us in his old workgroup wish him and Joyce, his wife of 40 years, all the best in retirement,” adds Hartwell. So does FleetOwner — and we bet so will everyone whoever had the pleasure to meet Phil Hook.
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Freightliner Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have all helped present rolling tributes this year to American veterans. Employees at Freightliner's Cleveland, NC plant decorated a new Cascadia with images of a bald eagle, an American flag, a POW-MIA logo and campaign ribbons from World War I to the ongoing effort in Iraq and Afghanistan. Volvo workers at the Dublin, VA plant decorated a Volvo VN 670 with patriotic murals and illustrations honoring the sacrifices of America's military personnel centered around the motto, “All Gave Some … Some Gave All.” A Mack CH decorated with a patriotic mural honoring the sacrifices of America's military personnel, also around the motto “All Gave Some…Some Gave All” and over 100 motorcyclists from the New River Valley, VA, plant traveled to Washington, D.C. this past Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual “Rolling Thunder-Ride for Freedom” rally honoring veterans.