Daytona Beach , FL
I have held a CDL since 1993 and drove OTR and Regional thru 2000 with various truck companies. I grew up near Sacramento CA (spent 3 years in the US Army from 88-91) then met my soul mate online of all places and flew out to Chicago to meet her. Then immediately returned back to CA and packed up all my stuff and moved to Chicago to be with her. We have been together since 2004 and have two awesome kids!!
In 2013 we moved near Daytona Beach where we currently reside. I have made the decision to return to trucking for a higher paid income than the construction trade I held from 2000-2013 is a low paying position in Florida compared to Illinois.
I don't have a real passion for trucking, to me it's more as a means to an end but I still take it very seriously while doing it. MOTTO; "If it isn't worth doing well, it isn't worth doing at all." But I hold alot of respect for those of you that do hold the passion for trucking.
I became a CDL trainer for Prime and took out a couple of PSD students. Then after 13 months (and fleet driver of the month for July 2015) I hung up my OTR driving flip flops for my steel toed work boots and started with a temp agency out of Lake Mary Florida called Moments Notice Truck Driver Leasing. They staff for USF. I worked as a temp for USF for 5 months before getting hired on full time at USF in February of 2016.