How did Sept. 11 change your life?

| October 07, 2002

GREGG BROOKS
Charlotte, N.C.
USA Truck

“It has made me a little more reserved about foreigners. I’m leery but not paranoid of other things happening. I was born in New York City. I’m angry. I can’t believe the government would allow it to happen.”

CHRIS SMITH
Baxley, Ga.
Schneider National

“Everything costs more because of inflation. There’s more security, but I’m kind of glad because that means there’s better safety for U.S. citizens.”

HERB OLSEN
Liberty, N.Y.
Schanno

“Everything is under more security scrutiny, and freight’s dropped off a little bit.”

Pat Duhon
Baton Rouge, La.
Solo Trucking

“It affects me every day. I’m a chemical hauler, and every time I run up in the New York area, I go through a lot of inspections and checks. I pretty much have to leave a day early to get the shipment there on time.”

LARRY GRINDSTAFF
Dallas
Schneider National

“It made me appreciate my family and friends more.”

MIKE LANE
Nickelsville, Va.
Landstar

“The economy has gone down, and the system isn’t moving good anymore.”

LES HENSLEY
DuQuoin, Ill.
PTL

“Freight’s been steady and has even increased lately. I can’t let it affect me. I’m not going to. I have a job to do.”

Ed Ponzetti
New Paris, Ind.
Sunrise Orchards

“I lost a lot of friends. I was a New Jersey fireman for 22 years before I went through a roof and couldn’t do it anymore. Watching it on television, I recognized some of the faces going into the buildings before they fell.”

RANDALL GRICE
Minden, La.
Warren Transport

“It hasn’t.”

ROGER MYERS
Estill Springs, Tenn.
PFT Roberson

“I’m not making as much money as I used to.”

CHARLES SAMS
Leesville, La.
DTM

“It hasn’t.”

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