VRS Trucking Driver and Army Veteran, Robert Brock, is driving the most patriotic semi truck across America that you’ll ever see. Better yet? It’s breaking barriers and gaining the attention of active-duty service members, veterans and civilians alike.
The 53′ semi truck features murals on either side, hand painted by our VRS Trucking Driver Support Team. The concept of the art was designed by Starla Wheeler, military spouse and VRS team member.
One side of the truck features the U.S. flag, and the white stripes are substituted for camo from each of four military branches. Additionally, there are saluting silhouettes of a service member from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
The other side of the truck is black and white with a message that VRS Trucking Remembers, Honors, and Supports Veterans.
Army Veteran Robert Brock was chosen to take the truck on its maiden voyage. When he stopped at the Clearbrook Restaurant in Virginia, which caters to several Veterans, our truck gained a great deal of attention and sparked conversation. Robert took photos of the four Veterans at the restaurant, and Veterans Rideshare decided to go the extra mile.
To thank these men for their selfless service by giving them each a free meal and a $50 Visa gift card. To thank other Veterans for their support of our great nation, we’re buying a meal for 20 more Veterans (especially those in need) from the Clearbrook Restaurant.
As Robert headed back to the West Coast, he passed some troops at a rest stop, working on one of their vehicles. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, Robert turned his truck around at the next stop, and pulled off at the rest stop. He didn’t hesitate to meet the 336 Batalion out of Buckeye, AZ and thank them for their service.
Robert shares, “It was 116 degrees and these soldiers were changing a wheel seal on one of their vehicles. I was so impressed with these soldiers. A lady passed out from the heat and they immediately ran to her aid, revived her, and made sure she was fine. As if that were not enough, the Captain allowed some of his men to pose for me and allow VRST the honor to salute those who keep us safe at home and abroad.”
Tune into Robert’s interview with Jackie Toops, to hear about the truck’s maiden voyage, and learn all his dream.
A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Veterans Rideshare, Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, and supporting the military community.