“I am very excited to work in support of the American trucker,” ex-trucker Tippin said, according to Etrucker.com. “The Back on the Road program goes to the heart of the trucking world to provide assistance in this most personal way.”Truckers who have lost their truck and livelihood during the economic slide are asked to submit a 250-word story at Backontheroad2009.com explaining why they deserve to win.

Entries will be accepted until Jan. 16 and Tippin will participate in selecting the winner. Arrow Trucks will announce the winner and present the grand prize during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 19-21.

The winning trucker will also receive a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and business consulting tools courtesy of American Truck Business Services as well as one year of oil changes, Michelin tires, truck accessories and fenders, insurance, one year of filter products and other assorted goodies.

Tippin’s new album, In Overdrive, is scheduled for release in February. He is on tour through the U.S. with dates on the books through July.