Marissa Gamache

Marissa Gamache

Online Reporter

Marissa Gamache is a young and hungry journalist born and raised in Minnesota. Growing up with three brothers she took a liking to the Great Outdoors at a young age.


Business, Technology, Top 100

Ocean Spray Partners With Uber Freight to Help Streamline Its Supply Chain

Ocean Spray Partners with Uber Freight Ocean Spray has taken a new approach to transporting its products by partnering with Uber Freight. (Uber Freight)

Ocean Spray, best known for its fruit juices, snacks and cranberry sauce to accompany Thanksgiving turkeys, has taken a new approach to transporting those products to market.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 26, 2019
Business, Top 100

Turning Grease Into Gold

Valley Proteins truck In six decades, Valley Proteins has grown into one of the largest rendering businesses in the United States. (Valley Proteins)

In six decades, Valley Proteins has gone from a fleet of a single truck to a fleet of nearly 500 tractors and more than 100 straight trucks.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 26, 2019
Business, Safety

2019 NTDC Awards Ceremony

Check out video of the winners in each of the nine classes and hear Grand Champion Scott Woodrome's victory speech.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 19, 2019
Business, Safety

Nebraska’s Benjamin Schropfer Earns NAIC Crown

Nebraska’s Benjamin Schropfer is champion of NAIC Nebraska’s Benjamin Schropfer by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

PITTSBURGH — Benjamin Schropfer of the Nebraska State Patrol has been crowned the Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship for 2019.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 17, 2019
Business, Safety

How One State Brought Its Truck Driving Championship Back to Life

Tom Balzer, Jim Murphy, Mike Hathaway Ohio Trucking Association President Tom Balzer (from left), Walmart Transportation Fleet Safety Manager Jim Murphy and Ohio TDC Chairman Mike Hathaway at this year's event in Sandusky, Ohio. (Picture America Event Photographers)

Since 2009, when the Ohio Truck Driving Championships returned to the hands of the Ohio Trucking Association, the competition not only has been a success with drivers, it has turned into a self-sustaining event.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 5, 2019
Business, Safety

Pennsylvania TDC's Dean Yockey and Mark Laurusevage

At the 2019 Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships, NTDC Chairman Dean Yockey and Pennsylvania TDC Chair Mark Laurusevage talked pre-trip, course and competition.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
July 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

How a Business-Savvy Mother and Her Sons Built Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck Brig Sorber stands next to the box truck that his mother bought to haul antiques and furniture she found at estate sales. It was later used as the first enclosed moving truck for Two Men and a Truck. (Photo courtesy of Brig Sorber)

All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
June 24, 2019
Business, Safety

2019 Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships

A video from the 2019 Pennsylvania Truck Driving Championships in York on June 7-8.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
June 18, 2019
Business, Safety

Martin-Brower’s Bryan Krol Goes Toe-to-Toe With Competition Legend, and Wins

TDC Bill Given (left) of FedEx Ground and first vice chair of the Pennsylvania TDC Committee with Dean Yockey (right) of PITT OHIO and TDC Chairman stand with Grand Champion Bryan Krol of The Martin-Brower Co. June 8. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

YORK, Pa. — Bryan Krol got his start in trucking by working in a warehouse. As a young man, Krol worked alongside his father-in-law in Kent, Wash. “This is a job, don’t make it a career,” Krol’s father-in-law told him.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
June 11, 2019
Business, Safety

FedEx Drivers Dominate at Vermont and New Hampshire Truck Driving Championships

Jeremiah Jarvis of FedEx Freight (right) receives his award for Grand Champion and Tank Truck winner at the Vermont Truck Driving Championships June 1 in Pembroke, N.H. (Vermont Truck & Bus Association)

The petite states of Vermont and New Hampshire successfully hosted 56 drivers at the combined State Truck Driving Championships in Pembroke, N.H., June 1. Vermont had 18 competitors and New Hampshire had 38.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
June 6, 2019

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