Special Driver Awarded Special Truck

Special driver hauls in equally special truck

May 10, 2022
ASL, Kriete Truck Centers team up to award Carmen Anderson a Volvo VNL 760 wrapped in Special Olympics graphics to acknowledge her many accomplishments.

America’s Service Line (ASL), headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., recently presented company driver Carmen Anderson with a new Volvo VNL 760 70-inch sleeper in acknowledgement of her industry and community accomplishments.

The new truck is specially wrapped to help raise awareness for the Special Olympics, which Anderson has long actively supported. 

ASL runs a private fleet of 200 trucks and 350 refrigerated trailers.

Anderson, who has logged more than 2 million miles while driving professionally for more than two decades, was named one of Women In Trucking’s Top Women to Watch in Transportation last year. She also was the first woman to earn the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association’s Truck Driver of the Year award in 2019, and she is involved with Truckers Against Trafficking initiative and the Trucker Buddy program.

“I’m honestly taken aback by all the attention, the chance to drive this beautiful truck, and the opportunity to further spread the word about all the great things Special Olympics does,” Anderson said.  “Volvo is known for high-performing, safe trucks with the latest technology, and we’re sure to get lots of envious looks from fellow drivers traveling America’s highways.”    

Kriete Truck Centers in Milwaukee partnered with ASL to deliver the truck to Anderson. David Kriete, the company’s president and CEO, serves on the board of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI), which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Travis Stuckart, who will serve as an athlete-coach for Team Wisconsin softball at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, helped present the truck to Anderson during a special event. The new Volvo, with Anderson behind the wheel, will be featured Sept. 17 in SOWI’s annual truck convoy.

The VNL 760 features a Volvo D13 425-horsepower engine with Turbo Compounding and a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission that work together to maximize fuel economy, lower emissions, and reduce driver fatigue. Safety features include collision mitigation with lane deviation alert and a Rolltek seat with side curtain air bag, and amenities include a reclining bunk with memory foam mattress and refrigerator. 

“As a long-time supporter of Special Olympics, and all the professional truck drivers out there every day delivering life’s essentials, we at Kriete Truck Centers are thrilled to be part of this effort,” Kriete said.  “Carmen is a shining example of what can be accomplished through hard work and a commitment to serving others—values that are at the core of our culture at Kriete, as well as Special Olympics.”   

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