Larry Berman’s life of service, in the military and over the road, earns him a trip to the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky

Howe, Ind. - Belmor®, a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of heavy duty truck accessories, has announced that U.S. Army veteran Larry J. Berman of Spring Hill, Florida has been selected as winner of its 2nd annual “I Did My Duty…Now I Drive Heavy Duty” contest.  The award will be presented in a special ceremony at Belmor’s booth (#12256) at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.

Open to all U.S. Armed Forces veterans 21 and older currently employed as commercial truck drivers, the contest invited participants to tell “their story” about their military service and career in the heavy duty trucking industry. Submissions included information about time of service, duties in the military, factors that led to a transition into the trucking industry, what makes commercial truck driving enjoyable and why attending MATS was important.

Berman served in the U.S. Army from 1974-2000, completing a successful career as a medic EMT and a medical instructor for the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences. After achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class, Berman transitioned to the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served from 2002-2015 as an Independent Duty Corpsman.

After dedicating his life to serving his country, Berman retired with his wife, Mary, a fellow U.S. Army soldier. The Bermans then transitioned to the heavy duty trucking industry and now work as a team for US Xpress Enterprises.

Berman’s submission was selected by a panel of judges led by Mitch Fogle, president and CEO of Belmor parent Lund International. Fellow judges included trucking industry representatives from AAA Cooper Transportation, OOIDA, Holland Freight, FASTPORT and 10-4 Magazine. In winning the contest, Berman received a trip for two to MATS.

“Belmor has been supplying major original equipment manufacturers and dealers with high quality medium and heavy duty truck accessories since 1921,” Fogle explained.  “All submissions were reviewed in a blind-judging process and rated on criteria such as emotional engagement, purpose and commitment to the field of truck driving.”

Belmor products are American made, built to last and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit belmor.com, call 1-800-423-1855, email info@belmor.com or visit booth #12256 at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 22-24, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

About Belmor®:

Belmor®, a brand of Lund International, is a leading provider of heavy and medium duty truck accessories, supplying major original equipment manufacturers and dealers high quality Class 4 through 8 accessories since 1921. Belmor’s extensive category coverage includes Aeroshield II® and other Hood Shields, Ventvisor® Side Window Deflectors, Bug Screen and Winterfront Truck Grille Covers, Storage Boxes, Tank Covers and more. Its products are designed to provide comfort to the driver and add protection and storage to the truck.

BELMOR…Because You Drive Heavy Duty


About Lund International®:

Lund International® is a U.S. based leading designer and manufacturer of automotive accessories for passenger cars, Jeeps and light, medium and heavy duty trucks. Offering the industry's broadest range of functional body and appearance products that provide customers with ways to protect, customize and personalize their vehicles, Lund International products are marketed under the brand names of AMP Research, AVS, Belmor, Bushwacker, LUND, Rampage Products, Roadworks Manufacturing, Roll-N-Lock, Stampede Products and Tonno Pro.

At Lund International, We Don’t Make the Vehicle, We Make It Yours.


“Truck driving allows Mary and me to work together as we see the USA. We chose trucking for emotional togetherness and the combined pay.”

U.S. Army veteran Larry J. Berman