Marissa Gamache

Marissa Gamache

Features Coordinator

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, Safety

Walmart Driver Jason Imhoff Might Be the New Face of Trucking

Jason Imhoff Jason Imhoff of Walmart Transportation gets decorated with course props after his first place drive at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships in Sandusky, Ohio, May 18. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

A man no older than 40 dons a fresh-pressed white-collar shirt, sleeves landing just above the elbow. He has a smile measuring a million watts and perfectly groomed hair.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 29, 2019
Business, Safety

America’s Road Team Captains Project Safety Image at Trucking Championships

Steve Brand of FedEx Freight checks his park job after stopping at the final problem with the Sleeper Berth truck on the driving course at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships May 17. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Truck driving championships bring out the best of the best in the industry. Whether it is lifetime competitors, former champions or Road Team captains, Ohio has them all.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 20, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Grand Champion Scott Woodrome Attributes Win to Faith, Family, Competitors

Scott Woodrome Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight (center) holds his trophy for a first-place finish in the Twins division at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships May 18, 2019. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — It sure seems that Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight has figured out the key to winning. It starts with his faith in God, adds a full dose of love and support from his wife and the FedEx team, and tops it off with a diligent work ethic that gets him competition-ready.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 20, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Competition Gets Underway With Scott Woodrome Favored to Win

Scott Woodrome at the 2019 Ohio Trucking Driving Championships Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight takes the written portion of the test at this year's Ohio Truck Driving Championships. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Defending national Grand Champion Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight is back at the Ohio TDC beginning his quest to repeat.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 17, 2019
Business, Safety

Tennessee Native Punches First Ticket to Nationals

Tennessee Truck Driving Championships Gary Luster shows off his Grand Champion trophy. (Tennessee Trucking Association)

FedEx Freight driver Gary Luster is looking to capitalize on his first Grand Champion win that he picked up April 27 at the Tennessee Truck Driving Championships.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 16, 2019
Business, Safety

Mississippi Champion Scott Osborne Goes From Student to Teacher

Scott Osborne (right) with Randy Byrd at the 2017 Mississippi Truck Driving Championships. (Scott Osborne)

Scott Osborne believes in the power of mentoring. Not only has he been taught by the best, he is doing all he can to pass that knowledge on to the next generation.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 14, 2019
Business, Safety

Idaho’s Paul Unser Dethrones Reigning Grand Champion to Claim Crown

After winning Straight Truck at Idaho’s Truck Driving Championships last year, Paul Unser of YRC Freight not only won Straight Truck this year, but took overall Grand Champion honors as well. Unser beat out Timothy Melody of ABF Freight System, who competed and won in Sleeper Berth this year.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 8, 2019
Business, Safety

Industry Veteran of 46 Years Wins It All in South Carolina

Ralph Hamilton, South Carolina Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion ODFL's Ralph Hamilton with his Grand Champion trophy. With him are (from left) Tim Birmingham, S.C. TDC vice chairman, Col. Leroy Taylor, S.C. State Transport Police, and Casey O'Dell, S.C. TDC chairwoman, in Columbia. (S.C. Trucking Association)

With a perfect written exam score, a solid pre-trip inspection and a 265 out of 300 on his road skills, Ralph Hamilton of Old Dominion Freight Line clinched his Grand Champion title at the South Carolina Truck Driving Championships.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 8, 2019
Business, Safety

Mississippi Driver Scott Osborne Takes Gold, Again

NTDC Grand Champion Scott Osborne of FedEx Freight (Mississippi Trucking Association)

The veterans took center stage at Mississippi’s Truck Driving Championships on April 26-27. Reigning Grand Champion Scott Osborne of FedEx Freight repeated his victory this year, scoring 300 points in the Flatbed division.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 3, 2019
Equipment, Safety

Old Dominion Highlights Safety Through Forklift Rodeos

Old Dominion Freight Line forklift competition The competition consists of a six-stage course with obstacles that simulate scenarios the operators might see on a daily basis. Within the course, one or two trip problems are placed to try and trip up operators. (Old Dominion Freight Line)

Old Dominion Freight Line has been steadily growing its internal Forklift Rodeo competition. What began as a single event at its Salt Lake City service center in 2016 has grown into ODFL hosting seven or eight a year.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
May 1, 2019

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