Trucking press honors Jazzy

| 8/18/2010

Truck Writers of North America has selected Jazzy Jordan, a Minnesota teenager who ran coast to coast in nine months to bring awareness to truckers’ medical and insurance issues, as the latest recipient of the “Extra Mile” award. TWNA President Jami Jones presented Jazzy with the award on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the headquarters of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in Grain Valley, MO.

Photo by Nikohle Ellis

TWNA President Jami Jones presents the Extra Mile Award to Jazzy Jordan.

Jazzy, who ran 3,161 miles, finished her run June 15 in Times Square in New York. Thousands of truckers followed her long run and the sprint to the finish via coverage from the trucking press.

Founded in November 1988, TWNA is an organization of professionals who are involved in gathering, writing and reporting news and information about trucks, trucking and the trucking industry.

Membership is composed of writers, editors, freelance journalists, public relations and communications specialists, sales and marketing personnel, and others involved in the business of producing information related to the world of trucking.

 – By Land Line staff