Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. - North America's leading source of pre-owned heavy and medium-duty trucks. A diverse inventory includes all makes and models with more than 2,000 over-the-road tractors, vocational and specialty vehicles, and trailers in stock.

ATBS - The largest business services provider with solutions for owner-operators, company drivers, fleets and other partners in the trucking industry. 

Cubby Buddy - By 16 Ton Industries - The Ultimate Trucker's Toolbox!  A modular toolbox system designed specifically for the under bunk side compartment in your truck.  Now no more hassle getting to your tools.  An American made product, built by a trucker for truckers.  Cubby Buddy is made with durable materials and guaranteed for life.

Heartland Express - An irregular route truckload carrier based in North Liberty, Iowa serving customers with primary shipping lanes east of the Rocky Mountains and the southwest United States.

Mack Genuine Parts - Mack Genuine Parts offers a long-standing tradition of providing professional drivers Mack-certified parts and service excellence - from the highest quality components to the expertise of the team that installs them.

Mack Trucks, Inc. – Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and MACK® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide.

Michelin - A leader in tire innovation. The Michelin® X One® is just one example, specifically designed and engineered to deliver unprecedented levels of fuel efficiency and weight savings.

Minimizer - Celebrating 25 years in business, Minimizer manufactures truck fenders, toolboxes, customized mud flaps, and bracket kits. Family owned and operated for nearly three generations, Minimizer aims to provide products tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry. 

Mobil Delvac -  Mobil Delvac heavy duty diesel engine oils can help deliver enhanced performance with their unique formulations that include Trimer Core chemistry -- a powerful additive technology that helps resist oil degradation, reduce sludge build up, prevent wear, and ultimately helps extend drain intervals and engine life.

National Truck Protection (NTP) - America’s largest independent used truck warranty provider in North America. They administer warranties for several engine and chassis OEMs - controlling repairs and costs.

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) - An international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers.

Pilot Flying J - The nation's largest operator of travel centers. It owns and operates over 600 travel centers in 47 states and in Canada, offering outstanding value and service at attractive and convenient locations.

Rand McNally - A leader in maps and navigation, with more than 70 years in the commercial transportation industry.  Rand McNally publishes the best-selling Motor Carriers' Road Atlas and is redefining navigation with the IntelliRoute® TNDT series, developed specifically for professional truck drivers.

Rolling Strong - Rolling Strong educates professional truck drivers with fitness training and health advice that keeps them healthy and strong while on the road. The Trucker Trainer™ Bob Perry serves as president of Rolling Stong – and as the son and brother of career drivers, has personally devoted his entire career to the health and fitness industry.

SleepDog Mattress - SleepDog mattress was formed with the trucker’s extreme comfort in mind. We offer a high quality memory foam mattress that far exceeds any mattress that comes standard in a truck - helping truckers get the required rest they need to remain more alert while on the road. We are very proud to say that SleepDog mattresses are 100% Made in America and we stand behind them, guaranteed!

Thermo King - A unit of Ingersoll Rand Company Limited. Manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars.

After a Lifetime Putting Others First, Deserving Trucker
Wins Arrow’s Back on the Road™ Program

Back on the Road™ 2012 Winner Receives a Mack Truck, Job and
a Chance to Regain Livelihood after a Lifetime of Serving Others


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Arrow Truck Sales and industry sponsors selected the winner of Arrow’s 5th Anniversary Back on the Road™ program, presented by Mack Trucks, Inc., today at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Mounting medical bills and lack of a steady income stream have put Billy Basenberg of Jasper, AL., in a position he never thought possible: possibly losing his family home of 17 years. But now, thanks to the Back on the Road™ program, Basenberg has the opportunity to better support his family through the trade he loves most – trucking.

A veteran of the United States Army, husband and father to four sons, Basenberg started in trucking 20 years ago. His passion for trucking is second only to his family and community. “My father is the type of person who puts everyone else’s needs in front of his own,” Billy’s son, Jason Basenberg, wrote in his Back on the Road™ nomination.

Unfortunately in the past several years, family injuries and illnesses have taken Basenberg off the road to care for loved ones when they needed him most. His wife, Tammie, was in a serious car accident that left her with a debilitating back injury, forcing her to go on disability. As Basenberg helped navigate Tammie and their four sons through her eight surgeries and therapy to help her learn to walk again, Basenberg’s driving loads grew lighter as their financial burdens grew deeper.

“We’ve been married for 31 years and Billy has never taken a vacation – he has always worked hard to take care of me and our sons,” Tammie said in her Back on the Road™ nomination. “He is a really good man – and will always be the first to help.” Despite the challenges the Basenberg’s faced during this time, they managed to care for a neighbor’s home after she lost her husband of 60 years; and welcomed an acquaintance’s son into their family for close to 10 years after his mother feared she couldn’t provide for him.

Years later, Basenberg’s oldest brother, with whom he was very close, fell ill and needed special care. Committed to honoring the brother who cared for him growing up, Basenberg helped his brother live with dignity and care until he passed away – even if it resulted in less time on the road – and, ultimately, losing his truck.

Through all of this, it was Basenberg who served as inspiration for two of his sons who were deployed to Iraq. While deployed, Jason survived a roadside bomb and came home on medical leave. “When I returned with injuries from Iraq, my father gave me the motivation and courage to get through that difficult time,” Jason said. “Everyone is better for meeting my dad – he is the hardest working, self-sacrificing person I have ever known.”

Steve Clough, president of Arrow Truck Sales, and the selection committee were deeply moved by Basenberg’s strength through the challenges he’s faced over the years. “Billy’s compassion and resilience through the obstacles he’s faced in life are not only inspiring, but also contagious,” Clough said. “After everything Billy has done for other people – family and strangers alike – we are proud to give him this chance to represent Back on the Road™, gain back his family’s livelihood as an owner/operator, and enjoy this opportunity he very much deserves.”

As the 2012 winner of Back on the Road™, Basenberg receives ownership (after one year ) of a 2008 MACK® Pinnacle™ High-Rise Sleeper, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and other products and services, including:

  • SmartWaySM-verified Tires, the MICHELIN® XZA3®+ and the X One® XDA® Energy Tires – Michelin
  • TriPac auxiliary power unit – Thermo King
  • Monthly $500 fuel cards – Pilot Flying J Travel Centers
  • Business consulting tools – ATBS
  • Insurance – Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)
  • A 3-year / 300K-mile warranty – National Truck Protection, Inc.
  • One year’s worth of filter products – Mack Genuine Parts
  • One year’s worth of oil changes with Mobil Delvac 1300 Super – Mobil Delvac
  • Truck accessories, fenders and $5,000 cash award – Minimizer Products
  • Memory foam mattress – SleepDog Mattress
  • IntelliRoute® TND™ 710 GPS device – Rand McNally
  • Cubby Buddy Toolbox System – 16 Ton Industries
  • Health assessment and check-ups, plus one-year free membership to Snap Fitness\Rolling Strong gyms at Flying J locations – Rolling Strong (Bob Perry, The Trucker Trainer™)
  • Custom truck graphics – Image Works

Both Basenberg’s wife, Tammie, and son, Jason, were in the audience when his name was announced as the winner.