The Spirit heads for the J.D. ‘Doc’ Osburn TA in Boise, Idaho

June 20, 2018

Land Line Staff


The next stop for Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring tractor-trailer the Spirit of the American Trucker, is at his home stomping grounds.

He is headed for the TA truck stop named in his honor.

The J.D. ‘Doc’ Osburn TA is in Boise, Idaho. You can find it on I-84 at Exit 54.  Jon and The Spirit are scheduled to be there June 21-23.

Travel Centers of America, which operates TA & Petro truck stops across the nation, annually chooses a class of Citizen Drivers, professional truckers who have been positive role models in their communities. The company recognizes each Citizen Driver by renaming a travel center after them.

Jon, who has had his CDL for 30 years, was named a Citizen Driver in 2016.

Click here to nominate a professional trucker to be a Citizen Driver.

The stop just before Boise for The Spirit was the 36th annual Shell Rotella Super Rigs, a truck beauty contest for working trucks.

Owner-operators from across the United States and Canada compete annually for more than $25,000 in cash and prizes. Twelve drivers were selected to have their trucks featured in the 2019 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar.

Jon said it was good to see Land Line Managing Editor Jami Jones at Super Rigs. She was one of the truck show judges, scoring the trucks on exterior appearance, design, detail, originality and workmanship.

Check out this 1998 Kenworth W900L with 2.5 million miles on it that Jami found.

She also found this 1985 Peterbilt 359, which was rebuilt after a bad crash about three years ago, she reports.

This one Jami really liked, a 1987 Peterbilt 359.

Here’s a 1966 Kenworth W900A that Jami came across at SuperRigs.

Whenever you see The Spirit tour truck, go say hello to Jon. He enjoys visiting about the Association’s activities and current issues. You also can join or renew your OOIDA membership for $10 off the regular price there. Also, you can get vouchers for flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines from Jon at The Spirit.