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.


Government, Business, Safety

Four Women Among 18 Captains Named to 2019-20 America’s Road Team

Four women captains on America's Road Team for 2019-20 From left: Tina Peterson, FedEx Ground, Blaine, Minn.; April Coolidge, Walmart Transportation, Mint Hill, N.C.; Nicolette Weaver, FedEx Freight, New Bloomfield, Pa.; Theldorine “Dee” Sova, Prime Inc., Sacramento, Calif. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Four women are among the 18 drivers chosen by American Trucking Associations as members of the 2019-20 America’s Road Team, representing the largest contingent of women ever selected to the team of industry ambassadors.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
January 30, 2019
Business

Half a World Away, Drivers, Students and Teacher Still Come Together

Bob and Linda Caffee with students in France Bob and Linda Caffee went on a field trip with some students in France. (Bob and Linda Caffee)

Bob and Linda Caffee connected six years ago with teacher Stephanie Derrien-Guivarch, an English teacher in Saint-Malo, France. Their experience has been life-changing.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
January 2, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Trucker Buddy Program Helps Drivers, Students Form Special Bond

Trucker Buddy Duane Donner, a driver for Walmart, with a student from Angela Green’s class during one of his visits to the school. (Angela Green)

To a child, large trucks can seem intimidating and truck drivers might be viewed as tough and unfriendly. A program called Trucker Buddy International helps squash misconceptions by connecting school-aged children with drivers.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
January 2, 2019
Government, Business

You Shared Our Work; Now We Share the Results!

Social Media

Which states had the most user interactions with Transport Topics on Facebook this year? Which tweets attracted the most engagement? See maps, rankings.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
December 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

2018 Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Soldiers for 27th Year

Wreaths Across America Brian Shepker (camouflage coat) and Elizabeth Pettyjohn (pink coat) of Pottsville, Pa., helped unload ATA's Share the Road truck Dec. 15. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the help of ATA Share the Road drivers and thousands of volunteers, more than 250,000 wreaths were delivered and laid on headstones the morning of Dec. 15 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. See photos.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
December 15, 2018
Business

Old Dominion Executive Sam Faucette Awarded Top Safety Honor by ATA Council

Sam Faucette Accepting Award From L-R (Jason Wing, SMC National Chairman; Sam Faucette, ODFL; Chris Brooks, ODFL; Bob Christie, ODFL; Mark Penley, ODFL; John Joines, Great West Casualty Company. (American Trucking Associations)

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council on Nov. 13 announced Sam Faucette of Old Dominion Freight Line as the winner of the 2018 National Safety Director Award. Faucette was honored at ATA’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Outfitted Kenworth W990 to Set Off With Capitol Christmas Tree

Kenworth Truck Hauling Tree James Edward Mills/Flickr

A new Kenworth W990 has the honor of hauling the 54th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The approximately 3,000-mile journey to Washington will start Nov. 9.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
November 6, 2018
Business

Schneider CEO Chris Lofgren to Retire

Schneider National Truck Michael Cereghino/Flickr

Wisconsin-based Schneider National announced Oct. 30 that CEO Chris Lofgren will be retire in April and that he will be replaced by current Chief Operating Officer Mark Rourke.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
October 30, 2018
Business, Safety

America’s Road Team Captain Herschel Evans Honored for Charitable Work

Chris Spear and Herschel Evans Chris Spear (left) and Herschel Evans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Herschel Evans is the first recipient of the Trucking Cares Foundation Premier Achievement Award. Evans, a driver for Holland and an America’s Road Team captain, was presented with an oversize check for $5,000 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 29.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Wabash National Co-Founder Rodney Ehrlich Dies at 72

Rodney Ehrlich, Wabash National Corp. co-founder and chief technology officer, died Oct. 9. He was 72.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
October 11, 2018

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