Terry Smith inspires Flying J to give $10k in scholarships

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MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Terry Smith, the Truckload Carriers Associations’ Owner-Operator of the Year in 2013 has been recognized once again for his leadership in the industry, this time by Flying J Canada.

Flying J Canada was so impressed by Smith’s desire to give back to his community, it will be donating $10,000 to five high schools in Miramichi, N.B. (Smith’s hometown) in Smith’s honour.

Smith has been a professional driver for 40 years and has nearly 5 million accident-free miles on the road. He is a driver for SLH Transport. In 2008, Smith also received the TCA Highway Angel award. You can read Truck Newsinterview with him here.

With this scholarship, five graduating students who plan on continuing their education will receive $2,000 scholarships.

The five high schools that will be receiving the scholarships are:

  • Blackville School
  • Bonar Law Memorial High School
  • James M. Hill High School
  • Miramichi Valley High School
  • North and South Esk Regional High School

Smith’s wife, Roxanne, a retired teacher, has worked at four of the five schools listed above.

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