What is your favorite trucking memory?

James Hampton
Fort Worth, Texas
Digbee Trucking

“The time I drove across Big Mac Bridge in Michigan in a snow storm and made it even though the snowplow was behind me.”


Bruce McDonald
Columbia, S.C.
Newport

“Back in 1989, I was coming across 80 in Nevada and stopped to help an old lady and man who were broken down. I changed their tire and got them back on the road.”


Bryan Hasson
Bangor, Maine
Carlen Transport

“My best memory is one time in West Memphis, about 25 truck drivers were stuck at the Petro there and we all had a barbecue in the parking lot.”

Korie Grant
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Independent

“Summer vacations when I was 11 or 12 and my dad would take me out in his truck with him and let me drive it. I always said then I’d own a truck one day, and now I do.”


Mike Tyson
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Van Doren Galleries

“I took my brother on a run, and we stopped in Winslow, Ariz., and took our picture on the corner; as we got back in the truck the part about Winslow, Ariz., in the Eagles’ song ‘Take it Easy’ came on the radio. It was perfect.”



Ron Vigil
Phoenix
Northland Trucking

“It was my first trip out. I had just turned 20, and the owner of a trucking company in Santa Fe asked me if I wanted to ride in a big truck. He took me on the road for the first time.”



Davil Fletcher
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Independent

“My trainer took me out on the road in California to test my driving. He took me out on an 8 percent grade to see if I would smoke his brakes or slide, and I didn’t. He called the company and said, ‘I think he’s ready.'”

Rita Weaver
Irving, Texas
Choctaw Express

“Driving in Tacoma, Wash., in the ’70s. It was winter and really pretty. There was snow on the ground, but the roads were passable. You can see everything so much better in a truck.”


Martin Rice
Springfield, Ky.
J-Mar

“One time I was driving across I-70 from Columbus, Ohio, to St. Louis, and a bunch of trucks just started running together. Everyone was talking and joking around on the radio, and it just seemed like time flew by.”

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