COBURG, Ont. -- Owner-operator Larry
Josie says we all owe a great debt to Canada's veterans, and he fully
supports the Canadian troops currently serving overseas. And it's not
just lip service. This Coburg Ont.-based trucker has created a rolling
tribute to the men and women who serve Canada.
First, he decorated his tractor with the names and photos of several
vets, plucked from the Department of National Defense archives. The
truck is a 2005 model, which was designated The Year of the Veteran in
Remembrance Rig: Josie says his truck is a 'personal
thank you' to all vets that have protected Canada.
with the help of Sign Design, he applied these stunning graphics to one
of the two trailers he owns. The montage shows Canadian troops in
action overseas, and includes men and women from all branches of the
He's regularly asked to bring the truck to various Legion events, and
he recently took the truck to CFB Trenton to rave reviews by fighters
stationed there. He says he now being asked to attend more events than
he can manage.
"My truck is a personal thank you for all those people (the vets) have
done for Canada in years past, and I know I'm in a small way I'm one of
the benefactors of their sacrifice," Josie says. "I decided to do the
trailer to send the same message to our current bunch of soldiers,
sailors, and pilots. We owe them our support, and I want to make sure
they know we're behind them."
Josie has a regular run between Coburg, Ont. and Montreal, and the
truck is easy to spot out on Highway 401 any day of the week. He also
says he's looking for sponsors to support the cost of the artwork and
possibly doing a second trailer. Anyone who's interested can reach
Larry at 905-960-2680 or 905-372-4001. Courtesy of Today's Trucking