Arrow to announce winner of Back on the Road 2009 at MATS

| 2/6/2009

A truck, a job and a new beginning await the winner of Arrow’s Back on the Road 2009 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America. The winner’s journey begins on March 20 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.

Arrow Truck Sales will host the winner announcement ceremony at 11 a.m. in South Wing Lobby C, booth 45500, of the Kentucky Expo Center.

Country music star Aaron Tippin, radio personality Bill Mack from Sirius XM Radio, former winner Don Turkelson and others will join Arrow for the event, which is open to the public. Turkelson, an OOIDA member from Battle Creek, MI, was the Back on the Road winner in 2008.

“Our winner announcement ceremony is the culmination of a long process to find one deserving person in need of a truck and a job,” said Carl Heikel, CEO of Arrow Truck Sales. “It is the beginning of a yearlong journey for our winner, and we are proud to provide this great opportunity.”

During the ceremony, the winner will receive a 2006 Volvo VNL 670, courtesy of Volvo Trucks North America, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and other great products and services.

Tippin, who joined Back on the Road this year after hearing about the campaign, will sign autographs and meet with fans on March 21 at Arrow’s booth (No. 32320) from 11 a.m. to noon. Aaron’s new album, In Overdrive, which is dedicated to truckers, was released in February.

“Participating in Back on the Road has been a very rewarding experience,” said Tippin. “I’ve met some wonderful folks as part of the selection committee, and I look forward to meeting more great people at MATS.”

Now in its second year, Arrow’s Back on the Road is an initiative designed to benefit a deserving trucker in need of a truck and a job. People were encouraged to submit stories about deserving friends, family members, associates and even themselves for this opportunity of a lifetime. The deadline to register was Jan. 16, 2009.  

In addition to the truck and work agreement, the winner of Back on the Road receives insurance provided by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association; a TriPac APU courtesy of ThermoKing; X One tires from Michelin; business consulting tools from ATBS and a 3-year/300K mile warranty from National Truck Protection Inc. The winner will also receive monthly $500 fuel cards courtesy of Pilot Travel Centers; one year’s worth of filter products courtesy of Genuine Volvo Parts; truck accessories and fenders from Minimizer products; and one year’s worth of oil changes courtesy of Chevron.

For more information on Back on the Road 2009, visit

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is North America's leading source of pre-owned heavy and medium-duty trucks. Part of the Volvo Group of companies, Arrow is headquartered in Kansas City, MO, and has 16 retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.