National used truck dealer chain Arrow Truck Sales is preparing to launch its fourth “Back on the Road” contest in conjunction with Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) – a campaign designed to benefit a deserving trucker in need of a truck and a job.
Arrow noted that country music singer Aaron Tippin is once again lending his support to the program, including helping select the winner.
“Truckers are the backbone of our nation’s economy,” said Steve Clough, president of Arrow Truck Sales. “We’re proud to help a deserving driver climb back in the cab and start hauling again.”
Arrow is now soliciting stories from truckers across the nation who may have lost their truck – and their livelihood – through unfortunate circumstances beyond their control and will also consider nominations for truckers who have, selflessly, served as champions for the profession and the trucking industry in general.
Applications must include a 250-word story explaining why the nominee deserves to win. Stories about a family tragedy, loss from natural disaster or a recent return from military service will all be considered valid story submissions. Arrow will accept nominations until Dec. 5 of this year at http://www.backontheroad2011.com.
The trucker selected as the “Back on the Road” winner will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2011 and receives a one-year lease on a Volvo VNL tractor, courtesy of VTNA, and a one-year work agreement with TL carrier Heartland Express.
The winner also receives other products and services as well, including: X One tires from Michelin; a TriPac auxiliary power unit from Thermo King; monthly $500 fuel cards from truck stop chain Pilot Flying J; insurance from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA); and a 3-yr./300,000-mi. warranty from National Truck Protection, Inc.