What was the first lesson you learned as you started driving?

| May 01, 2002

GEORGE POUPARD
Baltimore
Morgan Driveaway

“That I was going to be poor. It’s a good business to be in, but I’ve been an owner-operator and a company driver, and right now, you’re better off being a company driver.”


LARRY BOYD
Scooba, Miss.
National Carriers

“How to be safe.”


CLIFF PELOWSKI
La Crosse, Wis.
J.S. Express

“Be patient.”


ERIC HECHATHORNE
New Castle, Pa.
MHF, Inc.

“It’s not as easy as it looks.”


JESSE EDWARDS
West Frankfurt, Ill.
CRST

“Look out for others. But I’m still learning every day.”


FRANK FERNANDEZ
Winder, Ga.
Arrow Trucking
“People don’t know how to drive.”


JAMES O’QUINN
No current home base
Beam Transport

“Not to believe anything you hear.”

WALTER HARDIN
Louisville, Ky.
CalArk Trucking

“Listen to the trainer.”


ARTHUR ROBIE
Greenwood, Miss.
Independent

“Safety.”


JAMES SMITH
San Antonio
Stevens Transport

“Don’t go down a neighborhood street.”


ARTHUR BRITTON
Richland, Ga.
Magnatran

“Not to follow too close.”


HAROLD COLE
Florence, Ala.
WTI

“Run a legal log book.”


SHAN FERGUSON
Jacksonville, Fla.
Werner Transport

“Don’t believe everything you hear.”

JOE CROSBY
Seminary, Miss.
Thornton

“How to back up.”


MARK FENCL
Phoenix
Independent

“How to drive.”


ROBERT ADWELL
Birmingham, Ala.
PGT Trucking

“To get out and look when you’re backing up.”


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