The board of directors of Trucker Buddy International is posthumously honoring former board member Darrell Hicks by naming the organization's Ambassador of the Year award after him.
Hicks, an OOIDA life member known to many in the industry simply as “Uncle Darrell,” passed away at his home in Tulare, CA, on July 10. He spent almost 50 years involved in the trucking industry. He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, a progressively debilitating lung disease.
He was devoted to OOIDA, Trucker Buddy, the Technology & Maintenance Council, the National Association of Show Trucks, and other organizations too numerous to list.
The Trucker Buddy board, in choosing Hicks for the recognition, noted that in 1996, he founded the Truck Day at the Arkansas School for the Blind, in memory of a blind friend. He wanted the students to “see” truck tractors and refrigerated trailers for a day.
OOIDA Senior Member Tom Grogan was named the 2012 Ambassador of the Year at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.
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