The winner of the PTSI Longest Haul award will receive a color iFINDER GPS unit from Lowrance, which retails for approximately $300. All pro anglers that qualify for the final round are eligible to participate. The distance traveled during the final two days of the tournament will be tracked with digital monitoring technology provided by Remote Knowledge. At the season-opening FLW Tour event on Lake Travis, Castrol pro Darrel Robertson, who finished the tournament in eighth place, claimed the Longest Haul award.
In 2006 FLW Outdoors announced that PTSI had signed on as the organization’s official transportation sponsor. In December 2006, PTSI upgraded their sponsorship to the platinum level and named pro angler Ron Shuffield their team captain.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Tontitown, Ark., PTSI is a transportation holding company whose transportation and logistics brands include: Allen Freight Services, Choctaw Express, Decker Transport Co., East Coast Transport & Logistics, PAM Transport and PAM Dedicated Services. By combining the strengths of these companies, PTSI is able to provide nationwide dry van truckload, intermodal and logistics services to the manufacturing, retail and automotive industries. PTSI provides direct service into the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec and serves Mexico through marketing agreements.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses of nearly $43 million through 238 events in 2007.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing.
For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com .
For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.