Ride of pride
Lowell Wilderman, USN (Ret.) and a 17-year driver for Schneider National, has been chosen to take the wheel of the “Ride of Pride VI” truck recently added to the big orange fleet. Wilderman was selected for the honor from the carrier's pool of drivers with military service — some 35% of its 15,500-strong driver corps.
The “Ride of Pride VI” is a Freightliner Cascadia that was designed and hand-painted by the employees of the OEM's Cleveland, NC, plant. Wilderman himself is thrilled to be at the wheel of this special truck. “This is an experience of a lifetime,” he said. “I am honored to get in the driver's seat and show our troops how much we care.”
“The producers of goods used to dictate demand based on how fast things could be pushed through the production and distribution process. Now, the pace of business is dictated by the customer's customer at the other end of the supply chain.”
-Dan Brutto, president, UPS global freight forwarding
Little Bitty Dream
— Daniel T. Fields Trucking, Bucklin, MO
— Winnipeg, MB
Indianapolis-based Lincoln College of Technology has announced it is partnering with the non-profit Hire A Hero program (www.hireahero.org) to award academic scholarships to members of the armed services. The scholarships can be used to pay for training in Automotive Technology, Electronics Systems Technology, or Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology at 37 Lincoln-affiliated schools in 17 states across the country.
Lincoln College's parent company, Lincoln Educational Services, will award up to 122 scholarships to active and transitioning military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, reservists, spouses and their dependents.
“Lincoln College of Technology is honored to be able to provide this small service as our way of saying thank you to the families of the outstanding men and women doing so much for our country by serving in the armed forces,” said Timothy Campagna, campus president.
Lincoln is offering two types of scholarships: Hire A Hero National Guard Scholarships, for which up to eight $10,000 scholarships are available, and up to 60 Hire A Hero Military Community Scholarships worth $2,000 each.
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