Bob Oliver, Tyson RAGBRAI 08 Truck Driver

We can never say enough good things about the efforts of the Tyson Transportation Group and their vital role in the company’s hunger relief efforts. They’re amazing. They’re always there with a great attitude, ready to deliver the food to the food banks or whereever it’s needed. They generally pick some of the coolest folks in the world to drive those hunger relief deliveries. And this year’s RAGBRAI was no exception.

Bob Oliver drove a 52-foot Tyson 18-wheeler from the Missouri to the Mississipi, supplying the teams with meat and omelet ingredients along the way, so they could cook for hunger relief. He had to snake that big rig into and out of some really tight spots in those little Iowa towns, always being on the lookout to not run over someone on two wheels. Even though his job description didn’t call for him to do any more than get the load there, Bob was a full-fledged team member, helping with setup and teardown, manning the grills, and many times, being the Tyson goodwill ambassador with the folks in the towns where we were setting up to cook.

Bob, who lives in Council Bluffs, married his new wife, Stephanie on July 4 of this year. She also came along and pitched in herself for a couple of days along the route.

A big thanks to Bob on behalf of all of the Tyson traveling crew. Hope to see you down the road again soon!