Volvo Trucks North America says the title of its 2008 “North American Iron Mark Tour” calendar refers to the historic badge found on the grille of every Volvo truck and the way the calendar's photography “crisscrosses the continent.” Volvo Truck dealers from 12 cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States provided trucks and local support to Volvo's photographic team. “The support our dealers provided in creating this calendar mirrors the support they give Volvo customers every day in North America,” said Tony Picarello, executive director- marketing.Snappy one-liner
G&R Trucking, Williamstown, WVNo clowning around
Atlas Van Lines and one of its agents, Shetler Moving & Storage, recently donated and coordinated the shipment of 23 pieces of Richard Bernard “Red” Skelton memorabilia back to Indiana, 10 years after the famed comedian's death. The shipment contained more than $1 million worth of original oil paintings from Rancho Mirage, CA, that were hauled to Skelton's hometown of Vincennes, IN The paintings will eventually be available for public viewing in the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy at Vincennes University, slated to open next year.Fleet names we love
It's Fixed Inc., Adrian MO
“There are no silver bullets and no one right answer to trucking security.”
— Susan Chandler, executive director of the ATA Security Council
— Dan Brutto, president, UPS global freight forwarding
John Vanscoy, a 15-year veteran driver for Detroit-based Top Flite Express, received a commendation from the city of Roseville, MI, for assisting paramedics at the scene of a serious car crash, where he put himself in harm's way to help ensure the safety of two accident victims.
On May 9, a car traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 near the 12 Mile Road intersection hit a retainer wall, rolled several times and landed back on the road. Due to heavy rush hour traffic, paramedics were having trouble getting to the trapped passengers. Vanscoy pulled his rig across the freeway, blocking oncoming traffic. He remained there until both occupants of the vehicle were transported safely to the hospital where they were treated and released.
The commendation, presented by City of Roseville Fire Marshal David Glancy, recognized Vanscoy for going above and beyond the call of duty in providing necessary assistance to paramedics who might not have otherwise reached the accident victims in time.
“We are proud to have a team member who demonstrated such an act of bravery and concern for others,” said Greg Humes, president of Top Flite Express. “Safety is a priority to all of our drivers - and John's actions are an extraordinary example of this commitment and an inspiration to all drivers.”
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