The truck convoy. There’s something magical about a long line of big rigs, crawling along single file, their drivers united in mind and in spirit as they commemorate an event or contribute to a cause. Some convoys are to celebrate, to raise funds for worthy charities. Others are to mourn. You’ll read about two convoys in this edition of Hooked Up, but I’ll start out with one that’ll tear at your heart.
Marshall McCartney, 24, of Lion’s Head, Ont., recently lost his life in an awful truck crash near Wiarton. He was engaged to be married to his sweetheart Darcie Szymezko, and loved her young daughter as if she were his own. The three looked forward to building a life together, but it wasn’t to be.
Friends wanted to send Marshall off in style, and so they organized a 27-truck convoy to carry his casket through his hometown. Marshall was a trucker’s trucker. He was well known and beloved within the local trucking industry. His friends say he would’ve loved the idea of giving him one last trip through town aboard a semi. Our new assistant editor, Daniela Piteo, has the full story in the October issue of Truck News.
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