TA-Petro also sponsored a lottery to award some premium goodies.
Arkansas Trucking Assn. Chairman Butch Rice and Gary Jaworski, a member of the Arkansas Road Team, direct traffic to Thursday's Driver Appreciation Day picnic.
Lindsay Lawler sings her trucker anthem, "Highway Angel."
Billy Stark, a mechanic with Tyson Foods, knows his way around a grill, too,
Petro N. Little Rock GM Justin Foster has the situation under control.
The drivers who had time sat down at the picnic tables to enjoy the afternoon.
Volunteers load up the lunch bags.
Music was non-stop throughout the event.
Bree Ogden takes the stage.
Unfortunately, a lot of drivers had to run and eat.
Cummins representative Darrell Smith does his part.
Even over hot dogs and hamburgers, the Arkansas Trucking Assn. is on message.
Country music artists Bree Ogden and Lindsay Lawler have to check the GPS to discover just where the Highway Angel tour is stopping this time.
Truckers didn't leave empty hanaded, as sponsors provided bags of swag.
Arkansas Trucking Assn. President Shannon Newton and Arkansas Road Team driver Jerry Whittenburg, who has 42 years and more than 4 million miles behind the wheel.
Owner-op Anthony Lynch shows off his pitching arm at a midway challenge. Lynch says drivers are grateful for any pat on the back, but a true sign of driver appreciation would be a face-to-face chat or even phone call from "the guy who signs the checks."
Lindsay Lawler clowns around with the scary clown.