Family offers reward for information on slain trucker

| 3/31/2005

Family and friends of truck driver Frank A. Dolce Jr. are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed the 42-year-old truck driver on Valentine’s Day at a restaurant in Skippers, VA.

A driver for Ace Transportation out of Lafayette, LA, Dolce was shot in the head at about 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Love’s truck stop on Interstate 95 at Exit 4 in Skippers, VA. A 9-millimeter gun was used. Fellow truckers may know Dolce by his CB handle, “Roustabout.”

Police said this was Dolce’s first trip out in a new truck and it appeared he parked at the Love’s to rearrange his chains and binders. Dolce’s cousin and OOIDA member Debra Jacobs of Bolton, NC, told Land Line that Dolce died in the driver’s seat of his truck sometime in the evening hours on Valentine’s Day, but his body was not discovered until about 2 a.m. Feb. 15.

His wife reported that he had called to wake her up to go to work. Police said his gloves were found on the step of the truck and it was obvious that he had been working with his chains and binders, partly because the doors on his headache rack and the side boxes on the truck were open.

Dolce was driving a red 2005 Kenworth T800 with a flatbed trailer loaded with two 20-foot-long NSCSA containers. Officials with the Greensville County, VA, Sheriff’s Department said they have no leads and no motives for the murder.

Anyone with information should call Sgt. C.D. Robinson of the Greensville County Sheriff’s Department at (434) 348-4265 or (434) 348-4200.