“I love the free feeling of being out on the open road.”
PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER, ABF FREIGHT
WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN TRUCKING?
My father was my inspiration. He was also a truck driver. I got my start at an early age by driving for my father. He also ran a small family logging business. I’ve been driving for 29 years now.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I love the free feeling of being out on the open road and the opportunity to travel and see different parts of the country. Most importantly it has been a great support system to raise my family. My son, who just got his trucking license last year, will be a third-generation truck driver in our family.
WHAT DOES SAFETY MEAN TO YOU?
Prioritizing and promoting safety are one of my top priorities while on and off the road. I enjoy serving as member of ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program, helping to educate motorists about road safety during heavy traffic weekends, such as Memorial Day.