How did you get started in trucking?

STEVE REYNOLDS
Ashford, Ala.
Independent

“It’s been so long I can hardly remember. I’ve been driving 21 years, and I’ve always made good money. I really enjoy it.”


DAVID HOLMES
Double Springs, Ala.
Alabama Carriers

“I’ve been doing it for 20 years, since I was just out of high school. At first, I was working in a factory, and then I started driving for them.”


WAYNE HARDYGREE
Rome, Ga.
Roadmax

“I grew up in it. First started driving a truck when I was 13, and my dad would let me back it up around the yard.”


ERIC SANOW
Denver
U.S. Xpress

“My wife’s family got me into it. Her father has been driving 35 years, her mother has been driving 25 years, and my wife has been driving one year. I started about 6 months ago.”

DAN PETERS
Mobile, Ala.
Schneider

“I had just gotten out of the military, and I went to a job fair. There were a lot of booths for truck drivers. I filled out an application and I’ve been driving ever since.”


TOM DECUS
Tacoma, Wash.
Swift Transportation

“I retired out of the army in 1991, and I was looking for a job. That’s when I became a trucker.”


JESSE CLARK
Meridian, Miss.
Howard Transportation

“I used to haul wood, and I got tired of that so I went to truck driving school. I’ve been driving about 12 years now.”


WILLIAM ANDERSON
Minden, La.
American Eagle

“I was working for a casino in Louisiana, and I got laid off. The state gave us the choice to go to the gulf and work on the steamboats or get retrained for another profession. That’s when I decided to get into trucking.”

BEN VALENTINE
Schreiver, La.
Independent

“Everyone in my family was trucking, my father, uncles, everyone.”


EDGAR WILLIAMS
Denham Springs, La.
Roberson Prefab

“I was in the military, and when Vietnam cease-fired in 1974, I got into trucking.”


DOUG MAXEMOVICH
Lakeland, Fla.
WEL Transportation

“Dad got me into it. I worked with him for 23 years.”


NEXT MONTH’S QUESTION: What keeps you in trucking? Send responses to ovdeditors@eTrucker.com. Please include your name, your hometown and the name of the company you drive for.

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