I like my truck and I take good care of it. I’m a big car guy. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. My parents had a couple of hamburger stands back in the 50’s in Long Beach— they were drive-ins. Being an 8 or a 9 year-old, guys would come in with their hot rods circling around, and they would pick me up and let me make the cruise with them… and I was just like ‘wow’… just in love. As I got older, I felt like I always saw truck drivers paying for stuff with wads of hundred dollar bills and I thought ‘I need to get me some of that,’ and that’s how I got started.
I’ve been driving for 44 years. Back in the day, I started as a heavy equipment operator, moving trucks around, pulling a flatbed— it was good money, but pulling a tanker was a lot better. I really don’t have bad days. I like people, I like having fun. People always ask me ‘How long am I going to keep doing this?’ and I say ‘As long as the good Lord will keep letting me.’