Fredrick “Choice M.A.S.” Claxton of New York caught the trucking bug following a two-wheeled cross-country tour on a Suzuki street bike, no less. His friends told him he was crazy at the time. As will some truckers now, says Claxton, for having a preference for the trucking challenge; for instance, of crowded I-95 in the Northeast, or the curves and ups and downs of Rocky Mountain roads out West.
In 2016, he set his mind to making a move nonetheless from his place then working out on the West Coast in an office job with one of most recognizable names in apparel — to where he eventually landed today, with small fleet I-65 Transport, based in Indiana.
He runs with a flatbed behind him in a Peterbilt with plenty tug in it, and has his sights set on the near future in trucking, and bringing others along with him in success.
Hear more of his story in this Overdrive Radio edition, too, about his and colleagues’ Truckers Feeding the Homeless support initiative I’ve written about before, regular readers will recall. Next up for that organization — eventual tax-exempt nonprofit status, and perhaps more importantly an outreach event planned for July in Baltimore. Take a listen:
Claxton is quite the videographer, too — and if you’ve got a thing for flatbed securement videos, definitely get over to his Youtube profile for some quite well-done vids in that genre. Here’s the one from which the still up top comes, with several skidded coils loaded in Gary, Ind.