SOURCE: Arrow Truck Sales

November 20, 2007 12:46 ET

Arrow Truck Sales to Help Trucker Get "Back On The Road"

One Truck Driver Will Receive a Truck and the Opportunity of a Lifetime

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Arrow Truck Sales recently announced the kick-off of Back On The Road -- an initiative designed to benefit a deserving owner-operator in need of a truck and a job. After a nationwide search, Arrow and its industry associates will present the winner with a 2005 VNL 670, provided by Volvo Trucks North America, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and other essentials needed to start and manage a business.

"We are excited for the opportunity to help someone get their life back on track," said Carl Heikel, president and CEO of Arrow. "Back On The Road is about more than simply giving a truck away; it is about giving someone back their livelihood."

In addition to providing the winner with a 2005 VNL 670, Volvo will outfit the truck with Volvo Link, its proprietary two-way satellite communications system for reliable communication between terminals and drivers anywhere, any time.

The winner also will receive business consulting services and financial tools from ATBS. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and National Truck Protection, Inc. (NTP) also join Back On The Road, providing the winner with insurance and a warranty respectively.

Arrow will accept nominations until Jan. 15, 2008 at www.backontheroad2008.com. A winner will be announced in March 2008 and will receive the truck during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS).

Arrow invites people from across the country to nominate friends, family members, associates and even themselves for this opportunity. Applications should include a compelling 250-word story explaining why this person deserves to win. Stories about family loss, loss from natural disaster or a recent return from military service could all be considered valid story submissions.

Following MATS, the winner will head out on the road. Along the way, he or she will provide a glimpse into life on the road through updates posted on the Back On The Road Web site.

For more information on Arrow's Back On The Road 2008 Contest ™, visit www.backontheroad2008.com. For more information on Arrow Truck Sales, visit www.arrowtruck.com.

About Arrow Truck Sales

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is North America's leading source of pre-owned heavy- and medium-duty trucks. Arrow carries all makes and models, maintaining a diverse inventory of nearly 2,000 over-the-road tractors, vocational and specialty vehicles, and trailers. Arrow's commitment to integrity, quality, value, and selection has earned the business of fleets and owner-operators across North America since 1950. Arrow is headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and has 17 retail locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group of companies, a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. With 2006 sales of approximately $34 billion, Volvo's business areas include heavy trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace, and financial services.

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