All posts tagged "Driver’s Story"

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    Owner-operator Fritz Elmhorst puts his competitiveness to good use

    My journey in trucking began when I got out of the Army at age 20 and drove a truck for a pulpwood and logging business I started with my dad in Wisconsin.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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    Driver David Boyer: Sharing the road responsibly

    My first experience driving a truck was on my grandpa’s dairy farm in Virginia when I was 11.

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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    World’s Toughest Trucker contestant: “I’m the modern cowboy”

    I got bit by the trucking bug early in life in Natchez, Miss. Trucking is a lifestyle, and once you get bit, you can’t turn back.

    • Posted July 3, 2012
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    Easy Being Green: Sustainability by CNG-fueled truck

    I got into the trucking industry in the early ’90s after working in construction and being laid off for the second time in 12 years. I decided it was time for a change.

    • Posted May 2, 2012
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    One Girl Trucking: 3rd generation trucker blogs about driving

    I’m a third generation truck driver. My grandpa, my uncles and my father all drove, and my mom was a dispatcher for years. My dad taught me how to drive, and I guess it just kind of...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    Iron Man

    I never knew being a truck driver would turn me into an artist, but it happened. I was a welder before I started driving a truck in 1973. Back then you didn’t have to have a CDL,...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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    Christmas Convoy Star

    The biggest thing we participate in every Christmas season is the Christmas Convoy parade in Eureka. It started in 1985, when a bunch of guys decided to put Christmas lights on their trucks and drive them over...

    • Posted November 1, 2011
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    Driver Hank Good makes his truck a sight to behold around the world

    This little old lady got on the CB — she was driving the camper — and told me I had a Highway Hilton. I knew that was the name for the truck.

    • Posted July 5, 2011
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    Father’s Day

    I turned 18 in 1976, and before my birthday could even cool off I’d had one too many arguments with my father. So out the door I went with just an old sleeping bag, a Boy Scout...

    • Posted May 2, 2011
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    Cool Haul

    I always say that I’m a firecracker because I was born on Independence Day, but any woman would have to be when it comes to learning to stand on your own two feet in a man’s business.

    • Posted March 1, 2011
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