What Does the Fourth of July Mean to You?

Bob McWilliams
Owner-operator

Davenport, Iowa
It is the patriotic day. What can you say other than that? It is a day to remember service men that have given their lives over the years.


Tom Holman
JB Hunt

Weatherford, Texas
Just another work day. That’s the way trucking is. I have to work every holiday but Christmas. It’s also big firecracker day and a good day to be home and in the pool.


Terry Wilson
SAIA Motor Freight

Dora, Ala.
Good day to be off and to be thankful for all the freedoms I enjoy.


Bill Holland
Owner-operator

Millport, Ala.
Freedom. I’m a veteran who spent five years in Germany.


Gus Montengro
Enterprise Transportation

Humble, Texas
Independence. It’s what the United States stands for. It’s like trucking; you’re free to do whatever you want.


Gary Trombley
Owner-operator

Columbus, Ga.
Patriotism. Independence. Freedom.


Golden Jones
MDS

Morristown, Tenn.
I used to be in the Navy. For kids, it’s fireworks, and for adults, it’s usually a day off.


Perry Roberson
TRL

Chesapeake, Va.
A day to spend with your family. If you are not at home, make the best of it wherever you are. There is a lot of traveling, so be careful on the road.


Justin Hill
Owner-operator

Crawfordville, Ga.
Day to celebrate freedom.


Jacob Harris
Landstar Ranger

Perris, Calif.
Not really any different for me because I’m on the road almost every holiday making a living.


Andrew Sawyer
Crete Carriers

Madison, Ala.
It means a lot of things, our independence, for one. It is a day to recognize all the veterans – a day to celebrate. Please don’t drink and drive.


Gary Pauly
Schneider

Cobbtown, Ga.
Freedom. Independence. It is a holiday. The main thing is freedom. I am in the Air Force Reserve, so I am committed to the military. I will go wherever they send me to keep our freedom.


Mark Best
Owner-operator

Hattiesburg, Miss.
Spending time with family, picnicking, swimming, baseball and getting away from the truck.


Raul Galindo
RTX

Weslaco, Texas
Independence. Just another work day. I don’t get that day off.


Tom Browning
T&L Transportation

Kosse, Texas
Birth of our nation.


Pete Milligan
Heartland Express

St. Matthews, S.C.
Main thing is independence. I’m proud to be an American.

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