I am first and foremost a family man,devoted and dedicated to my wife and children at home. I drove back in the 80's for a few years then life and problems that come with it took me out of the industry. I spent years doing the mundane,day to day humdrum factory work,but then decided it was time to stop beating my body up and do something that I could take with me into retirement.
Went back to school to get my CDL back and do to an on the job injury i suffered several years ago I was able to get 100% funding for it. Fresh out of school I went to work for Werner,but quickly found that the "awesome paperless logs" are not so awesome. Switched to a regional flatbead company with older equiptment and shorter runs and hated it.
Now,i am with a company,flats and covered wagons,average haul is 500-800 miles,driving a covered wagon,and loving life on the road. This industry is definitely not for the faint at heart or the weak and lonely. Lots of hours,hard work,drama,and trauma,lol.
Love my job but it definitely makes home life a challenge sometimes even being home 1-2 nights a week and every weekend. Extra work at home is definitely required to maintain a good relationship with my loving wife Jen.
She is my rock, my backbone, my supporter and my very best friend. Without her I don't believe I would be where I am in life today. Ive been around and in the industry in some capacity for about 10 years all total.
I am not one of those that ya hear on the radio whining bout my job,no way,cause I love what I do.
Nice to meet y'all and will be around every weekend.Check out my blog