I always wanted to be a truck driver— my dad was a truck driver. I tried construction, and it wasn’t for me. I was never the type of person to stay in one place, so, that’s how I got into trucking. I started back in ’94, 24 years or so of that has been tankers. Once I started pulling tankers, I knew that was it for me.
You’ve just got to be careful with the stuff we haul— The stuff that we haul is not like your normal freight. You’ve got to respect it. Don’t be afraid of it, just respect what you’re hauling and take your time. You can’t get in a hurry. When I train people, that’s what I tell them. You never get in a hurry, and always check, and re-check. No matter if you’ve done it millions of times, all it takes is one time to screw up. But I love it. Being on the open road is peaceful. I enjoy looking at the scenery— you can’t beat seeing America and getting paid for it. I think that’s the best part of this job. It’s good, I like what I do.