“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.”
Double Springs, Ala.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I retired out of the army in 1991, and I was looking for a job. That’s when I became a trucker.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Everyone in my family was trucking, my father, uncles, everyone.”
Denham Springs, La.
“I was in the military, and when Vietnam cease-fired in 1974, I got into trucking.”
“Dad got me into it. I worked with him for 23 years.”
NEXT MONTH’S QUESTION: What keeps you in trucking? Send responses to [email protected]. Please include your name, your hometown and the name of the company you drive for.