Posted in On My Mind with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by tmelobehindthescene

As many of you may know from my Facebook account, I enjoy taking pictures of awesome looking trucks. They don’t have to be completely customized as many that I have snapped off are just real simple and clean. Sometimes those are the trucks that really catch my attention.

In addition to showing my appreciation to beautiful trucks, I want to show my appreciation and respect for drivers in general. Why? It’s quite simple, “Truckers Move America.”

Tony Melo

I can almost bet that people drive by trucks and never think about what it’s like to be a driver. The long hours behind the wheel, the time away from their family, and the things they see that most don’t.

I have found that it’s important to recognize drivers. I have compiled an album in my Facebook account titled, “Me and the Drivers.” My goal with this album is to showcase drivers and recognize them for their hard work and dedication to their profession. Let them know they are important, respected, and most important, visible to the general public.

I would like to end this by saying thank you to all the drivers for all that they do to make our lives easier when we need food, clothing, materials, and anything else you can think of….because drivers bring it all!

Much Respect…




Posted in Truckers Day On The Coast with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by tmelobehindthescene

I’d like to thank Northern California Rep Marc Staudenbaur with Monster Energy for being very supportive of Truckers Day on the Coast.

It was a great pleasure visiting the Monster facility in San Francisco and meeting Marc, a very cool and easy kind of guy. I was honored for the invite and for the time we hung out. Marc was generous in providing me with products to hand out to drivers to promote Monster Energy as the OFFICIAL energy drink of Truckers Day On The Coast.

Look for the Monster Energy booth at the show. Marc mentioned he is putting in a request for one of Monster’s 18 wheelers to be in attendance as well as a few of the Monster Girls!

Next time you’re in need of an energy boost, support our sponsor and try out of one their awesome drinks. They have a low carb drink with only 10 calories and 3 grams of sugar!

Do you got what it takes to “Unleash The Beast?” MONSTER ENERGY!

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Posted in On My Mind with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by tmelobehindthescene

Bruce Barton says it best, “Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.”

Three years ago, I had no idea what the future held for me. One day, I was asked to participate as a photographer for the Underground’s official mag publication Working Show Trucks Magazine. I had never considered becoming a photographer nor did I even own a camera at the time, but I was handed one and from there my journey began.

Looking back, I am glad the path I have chosen. It has been a wild ride and an incredible experience. I have had the opportunity to meet some AWESOME people and network with individuals both domestically and internationally.

Truckers move America! They deserve their earned recognition and respect. I am here to do just that! I want to give back to drivers.

If you believe in what I believe, follow me on my blog and stay updated with what The Underground is up to. Consider joining the network and be part of the family.

Always remember…work hard, but play harder!

I’m out…



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