Before I started driving, I was a welder. Then the company went broke. They started paying us less and less, and got to the point where they couldn’t pay us at all. After that, I went to college. I wanted to be a doctor, or a teacher but I had to leave school because my parents couldn’t pay the bills.
I got into trucking to help the family, and I’m still doing it. It makes good money, the people are nice, they give you everything you need. I like it. It can be tough being gone from your family, but when everything goes right, and you’re doing what you’ve got to do, every day is a good day.