Road Report #3: Trucks make it to Texas

The three trucks driving band equipment cross country planned to stop for the night Dec. 26 near the border of Texas and Arkansas.

The three trucks driving band equipment cross country planned to stop for the night Dec. 26 near the border of Texas and Arkansas.

The trucks drove into the sunset Dec. 26.

The trucks drove into the sunset Dec. 26 in Arkansas.

The sun sets "somewhere in Arkansas," said Jimmy Crocker.

The sun sets "somewhere in Arkansas," said Jimmy Crocker.

The trucks crossed over the Arkansas River.

The trucks crossed over the Arkansas River.


The three trucks carrying band equipment across the country to California left Western North Carolina about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, and traveled in and out of wintry conditions before stopping for the night in New Boston, Texas, near the border of Texas and Arkansas. The drivers opted to take an alternate route to the south of Interstate 40 to avoid possible additional bad weather. The trucks are driven by teams of volunteer drivers including Jimmy Crocker, who shared the photos that appear at right. Read more about their journey on posts tagged “road report.

2 Comments

  1. Remeber to allow more time than you think!
    Posted December 27, 2010 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    We have the best drivers. Jimmy Crocker kept me informed by text all day Sunday and I was very relived when the report from Knowville said, “We can see pavement now.”
    They sent a photo of major events along the way…….crossing the Mississippi and the Arkansas Rivers.

  2. Brian Lineberry
    Posted December 27, 2010 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Go truckers, GO! God bless all of you hauling the gear. From a proud band parent.