Lawler set to begin third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour


Apr 14, 2015

Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will kick off her third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on April 22. The first concert will take place at TA’s San Antonio Petro Stopping Center location at 1 p.m.   Travel Centers of America is hosting the third annual tour. The Tour will include 15 TA/Petro locations in all, with stops in Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Florida, Kentucky and Arkansas.  

Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will kick off her third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on April 22.

“I started doing the truck stop tour because I wanted to reach the trucking community and share the music that I created about them and the industry they so proudly represent,” Lawler said. “We’ve had a lot of fun, learned a few lessons, and now, getting ready to kick off our third tour, we feel we’ve somewhat mastered the truck stop tour concept. I am so proud to be the spokesperson for Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Highway Angel program and I’m really excited for this tour to go back to the truck stops.”   Each tour stop includes an hour-long acoustic performance by Lawler from her flatbed truck stage, with select locations to include live radio coverage.   For the performances in San Antonio, as well Missouri, Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut, Lawler will serve as musical host for TA’s Citizen Driver local unveiling and reception ceremonies.   At each unveiling, the TA or Petro location has been renamed for one of the 2015 Citizen Driver honorees and Lawler will perform for the family, friends and dignitaries present for the unveiling and reception that follows.  
Country singer and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler played with her band in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Oct. 4, where she talked trucking heroes, truck stop concerts ...
  Citizen Driver is a program launched by TA in 2013 that recognizes hard-working men and women of trucking that lead exemplary lives, both on and off the road.   Lawler recently penned “I Drive,” a song co-written by her producer Chris Roberts, specifically for the Citizen Driver program, which will be performed at each ceremony.   In addition to hosts TA and TCA, Wholesale Truck and Finance and Schneider Trucking are also returning as sponsors of the event. New to this year’s tour is a sponsorship from EpicVue – a company that offers in-cab satellite TV packaged specifically for commercial fleets.   Here’s a list of stops scheduled so far:   San Antonio Petro Stopping Center April 22, 2015 1112 Ackerman Road San Antonio, TX 78219 1 p.m.   Oak Grove TravelCenters of America May 11, 2015 100 North Broadway Oak Grove, MO 64075 12 a.m.   Bloomington TravelCenters of America May 15, 2015 505 Truckers Lane Bloomington, IL 61701 5:30 p.m.   Commerce City TravelCenters of America May 20, 2015 5101 Quebec Street Commerce City, CO 80022 11 a.m.   Willington TravelCenters of America May 23, 2015 327 Ruby Road Willington, CT 06279 11 a.m.   2015 Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree July 10, 2015 755 W. Iowa 80 Road Walcott, IA 52773 TBD (Also featuring Josh Abbott Band)   See Original Article Image Credit: Highway Angels
Nussbaum Transportation and Prime Inc., were named the Best Overall Fleet in their respective categories in the Truckload Carriers Associations’ 2019 Best Fleets to Drive For Contest.   Hudson, Illinois-based Nussbaum took top honors in the small carrier category and Springfield, Missouri-based Prime received the honor for the large carrier category. Prime and Nussbaum have both been named to the Best Fleets Top 20 multiple times, but are winning the overall award for the first time.   Nussbaum operates a fleet of 400 tractors, combining both high- and low-tech solutions to create a balance across its programs. The company scored high in several categories including having an industry leading scorecard and mobile app, a simple, effective driver outreach schedule and a formal career path and certification program.   Prime’s fleet includes 7,200 tractors, but was noted for maintaining a personal touch despite it’s size. The company hosts a variety of committees, social groups and educational offerings, providing contractors with a range of options for personal and professional development. New for this year, the company implemented a new program in partnership with Missouri Good Dads, to help drivers build and strengthen family connections while away on the road.   Both companies were also noted for their safety and retention numbers as well as satisfaction scores well above 90%.   “For several years, these fleets have been catching our eye with their range of creative programs,” said Jane Jazrawy, CarriersEdge chief executive officer. “Each year they continue to expand on those offerings, so it’s easy to see why their drivers speak so highly of them, and why they’re achieving such stellar results.”   Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey, now in its 11th year, that recognizes North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experience for their drivers. To participate, fleets must be nominated by a company driver or independent contractor working with them, after which they are evaluated across a broad range of categories reflecting current best practices in human resources.   From the nominated fleets, the top 20 finishers are identified as the Best Fleets to Drive For and are then categorized according to size. The highest scoring fleet in each category is named the overall winner.   The Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest is open to any fleet operating 10 or more trucks, regardless of TCA membership status. Nominated fleets are evaluated in areas such as: Driver compensation, pension and benefits, professional development, driver and community support, and safety record. The award is offered in partnership with CarriersEdge and is co-sponsored by DMC Insurance and EpicVue.   “Year after year, the overall winners are truly changing the game,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It’s imperative that fleets establish driver-centric offerings which attract and retain a skilled workforce, while establishing programs that improve the work-life balance for their employees. Prime Inc. and Nussbaum Transportation have done just that. Congratulations to both winners on this well-deserved honor.”