Arrow to give away 2005 VNL 670

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Arrow Truck Sales is giving away a 2005 VNL 670 from Volvo Trucks North America and a one-year work agreement from North Liberty, Iowa-based Heartland Express to an unfortunate owner-operator in need of a truck and a job.

Arrow is accepting nominations for its “Back on the Road” competition through Jan. 15 at www.backontheroad2008.com. The winner will be announced in March 2008 and will receive the truck during the Mid-America Trucking Show, set for March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.

Arrow invites everyone to nominate friends, family members, co-workers. even themselves. Applications will include a 250-word story explaining this particular person’s circumstances – a natural disaster, an extended period of military service, a family crisis, any misfortune – and why he or she deserves to win.

“We are excited for the opportunity to help someone get their life back on track,” says Carl Heikel, president and chief executive officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based Arrow. ” ‘Back On The Road’ is about more than simply giving a truck away. It is about giving someone back their livelihood.”

Volvo will outfit the winner’s truck with Volvo Link, which combines the technology of satellites and the Internet to locate trucks and provide reliable two-way communication between terminals and drivers.