‘Safety is my main mission. I want to come home safely to my family.”
PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER & MAINTENANCE, MTS
HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT TRUCKING?
I first learned of truck driving through a friend. I wanted a job that paid well, and as a family man, a job that would get back home to my family after a day’s work. I have seven now grown children so over the years it was important to be home after I made my deliveries. I have been in the industry since the year 2000. I do both maintenance and driving. At MTS we haul General Motors parts mostly across the Northeast. I love being a part of the trucking industry and have never looked back on my decision!
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR ASPIRING DRIVERS?
I encourage young people to get their CDL and to not be afraid to take on the challenge on being a truck driver. The more drivers learn their craft and work on their safety, the higher a salary they will receive, so it’s another incentive to be as safe as possible on the road. My advice for new drivers is to get your experience driving in the summer when the weather is good, and you can get to know your truck before the cold winter months and tough weather conditions. Also, watch your following distance. Don’t be in a hurry and follow too close.
HOW DOES TRUCKING ENABLE YOU HELP OTHERS?
I always like to help those in need! I have changed many flat tires for drivers on the road during my trucking travels.