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September 2019

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September 2019 | Overdrive | 15 Lines • Aaron Pratt, Maverick Transportation • Kandy Qualls, Earl L. Henderson Trucking Co. • Tyria Snow, TMC Transportation • Daniel Walton, Roehl Transport The Top Rookie award is presented by Truckers News, a sister brand of Overdrive, with the support of driver training trade associations. — Overdrive Staff We've got your back, so you can weigh, pay and get going. 1-877-CAT-SCALE (228-7225) catscale.com | weighmytruck.com Now accepting: WEIGH. PAY. GET GOING. You know you can trust CAT Scale for guaranteed accurate weights. You can get that same guarantee even faster by using the Weigh My Truck app. Weigh and pay all from your mobile device without leaving your cab. Weigh Faster. CAT OD 081919.qxp_Layout 1 8/19/19 12:45 PM Page 1 CAT Scale_OVD0919pg.indd 1 8/20/19 10:15 AM A 38-year-old Army veteran is the winner of the 2019 Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie Award. Dwight Arnold, who lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, and drives for Stevens Transport, was announced as the winner at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Arnold won $10,000 and prizes from the RoadPro Family of Brands and Rand McNally. The other 10 finalists each received $1,000 and a prize package. They are: • Oday Alhousha, Hogan Transport • Thomas Blitch, Werner Enterprises Inc. • Bradley Chislett, H.O. Wolding • Pamela Girton, Groendyke Transport • Jaron Grier, U.S. Xpress • Matthew Hepburn, Melton Truck Army vet wins Top Rookie Award TRANSITION TRUCKING FINALISTS ANNOUNCED During a presentation at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, veterans Christopher Bacon of TMC Transportation, Wade Bumgarner of Veriha, Joseph Campbell of Roehl Transport and Steve Harris of Stevens Transport were announced as final- ists for the 2019 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award. The program recognizes rookie truck drivers who are military veterans. The winner, who will be announced Dec. 6, will receive a fully loaded Kenworth T680. The runner- up will receive $10,000 and the other two finalists each will receive $5,000. The award is provided through Fastport, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative and Kenworth. — Overdrive Staff Dwight Arnold lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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