What keeps you in trucking?

MARION BONNER
Aliceville, Ala.
Cassado Trucking

“It’s a paycheck to take home.”

BRUCE BRYANT
Mobile, Ala.
Landstar

“I guess it’s the independence. I get to do what I want to do when I want to do it. I can work as hard as I want and as little as I want.”

KEN SKELTON
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Rocor

“The money. I also like the driving. It’s probably what I do best out of everything I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot of things.”

DANIEL FORREST
Fredericksburg, Va.
Bruce Moore Trucking

“Well, I enjoy it, but most of all, I enjoy the people. You meet a lot of interesting people.”

JAMES OWENS
Kosciusko, Miss.
Crete

“I’ve been driving 15 years, and I would have to say the bills have kept me in it.”

CLIFF STRINGER
Peoria, Ill.
Illini National

“I’ve been trucking about 18 years, and I really enjoy traveling.”

MIKE SWIGER
Milwaukee
Independent

“I enjoy it. I get to see a different sunrise every day.”

MARK GRIFFIN
Bowling Green, Ky.
Covington

“I can’t make as much money anywhere else.”

STEVE QUAID
Rutherfordton, N.C.
Hersek Express

“It’s definitely the money and children.”

JANET GRIFFITH
Houston
B-Line Transportation

“The money!”

JEFF CRANE
Pittsburgh
TRL Transportation

“I like the money, of course, but I also really like the freedom.”

VANEL DORSORNE
Miami
Cannon Express

“Because I like it. I also like the freedom and the chance to meet lots of different people.”

HERBERT COMEAUX
Elton, La.
Dupre

“I did construction before I got into trucking, but this is what I always wanted to do.”


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