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“I give all cars on the highway all the respect I can give them,” he says. “It’s worked for me, and I continue to do it every day.”
Bison has awarded Fielding safe driving awards, two Driver of the Month recognitions and a Charging Ahead award for “helping dispatchers out with a difficult load.”
“When I go to work, it’s strictly business,” Fielding says. His reefer routes usually take him from Winnipeg to Chicago or somewhere in the eastern United States. As required by law, he reloads and drives straight back to Canada.
As a trainer with Bison, he sometimes brings along a student “so they get the cross-border experience,” he says. “It’s like a new day every day.”
With recent honors for being a safe and reliable driver, Fielding notices more closely what others value in him. “It’s something I really wasn’t as [proud of] at one time because I hadn’t really thought [about it].”
Never idle during his time off, Fielding might be found fishing or tinkering with motorcycles. “I restore them and paint them, sell them off, make a few dollars” and then gets another to start the process all over again.