HAGERSTOWN - Nita Jones said she thought driving a big rig for the first time would be a daunting task.
But the petite Hagerstown resident got behind the wheel, pressed down on the gas and drove off like she had been doing it for years.
"It was a lot easier than I thought," she said. "The clutch and steering wheel were easy to handle."
Jones was among dozens of people who paid $1 Saturday to drive a truck tractor - if only for a few minutes - around a parking lot at the Volvo Powertrain North America plant in Hagerstown.
Each truck had a certified driver ride along to give instructions.
The Drive-A-Truck-For-A-Buck event was just part of the festivities at the 13th Bulldog/Viking Roundup sponsored by Volvo Powertrain.
Ken Stiles, a company spokesman, said the roundup is open to the public and designed to bring the community together.
The roundup also uses proceeds from Drive-A-Truck-For-A-Buck and other events to raise money for charities, such as the San Mar Children's Home.