Driver of the Month: Robert Colyer

Deirdre Drinkard | April 01, 2010

“I’m going to lease on to Hunt with the same truck I started with,” Colyer says. “I saved up 10 grand to start.”

Colyer hopes to pay off the truck in two years but plans to remain with Hunt Transportation for years to come. “I plan on retiring with Hunt,” he says. “I wish I would have found them 25 years ago. That’s how good they are.”

Q & A

Q: What is something you always take with you on the road?

A: Laptop. I’m a big Facebooker. I found a lot of classmates that I haven’t seen or heard from in over 30 years.

Q: What is your favorite city?

A: Omaha, Neb. This is the company’s base. Since I’ve been with Hunt, I made a lot of friends here locally, and there are a lot of things to do.

Q: My advice to other truckers is …

A: No. 1 is safety. As a flatbedder, load securement is important. Plan your day, look ahead for weather and road conditions. Also, communication with dispatchers is important.

Q: What is your favorite meal?

A: I would have to say grilled salmon with asparagus and a nice salad.

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