Savannah Kelley

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Shippers Turn to Transportation to Reduce Emissions

Smithfield Bacon Truck Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint. (Smithfield Foods Inc.)

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, many companies are adopting more sustainable transportation methods to reduce their carbon footprint.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
August 26, 2019
Business, Safety

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park A view of a game at Nationals Park (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)

If you’ve ever enjoyed nachos or a hot dog at baseball game, you have a truck driver to thank for transporting it. On Sept. 13, American Trucking Associations will do just that as it honors truck drivers during a major league baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2019
Business

Walcott Truckers Jamboree to Welcome Over 40,000 Attendees

Iowa 80 Truckstop The Walcott Truckers Jamboree will be held at the Iowa 80 Truckstop. (Iowa 80 Group)

The 40th anniversary event will be held July 11-13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284. Festivities will include concerts, carnival games, firework shows, an antique truck display and a super truck beauty contest.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
July 10, 2019
Business, Safety

Formerly of Alaska, Becky Nelson Scorches Record Florida Field to Win Grand Champion Title

Becky Nelson Grand Champion Rebecca Nelson of FedEx Express with her award pictured along with Ken Armstrong, Florida Trucking Association president, at the Florida Truck Driving Championships in Daytona on June 8. (Evan Ogden)

This year’s Florida Truck Driving Championships welcomed a record 279 competitors. Grand Champion Rebecca “Becky” Nelson of FedEx Express outdrove them all.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 26, 2019
Business, Safety

Rookie Competitor Eric Stein Had All the Ingredients to Win Nebraska's Grand Champion Title

Nebraska Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion Eric Stein Werner Enterprises' Eric Stein holds his Grand Champion trophy flanked by Nebraska Truck Driving Championships Chairman Jesse Keebler (left) and Vice Chairman Derek Phillips at the awards banquet held June 1. (Nebraska Trucking Association)

In his first year of competing, Eric Stein dominated the field at the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships, winning the Rookie of the Year Award, the 3-Axle division, the Grand Champion Award and the Professional Excellence Award for the highest score on the written test.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 26, 2019
Business, Safety

Rookie Competitor Julie Hjelle Becomes North Dakota’s First Woman Qualifier for Nationals

Julie Hjelle Julie Hjelle by North Dakota Motor Carriers Association

Julie Hjelle has made history as the first woman to qualify for the National Truck Driving Championships from North Dakota, as well as the first woman from the state to win Rookie of the Year.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 19, 2019
Business, Safety

Balancing Work, Family Key for California Grand Champion Steve Hutton

Steve Hutton The Hutton family (left to right) Nickie, Steve, Dakota and Kelsey. (Steve Hutton)

Steve Hutton of Walmart Transportation first started driving at 23 to support his family. Sixteen years later, the job has become not just a source of income, but a rewarding career.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
June 17, 2019