Matthew H. On The Web
I have been around the trucking industry since my birth in 1982. My father has been a trucker since before I was born and still pounds pavement every day and has been with the same "Mega Carrier" since 1988.
I have held and utilized my CDL since 2006. I got my start "on-the-job" as a class B driver with tanker endorsement, working for a municipal utilities department running a vacuum truck and service trucks when I wasn't busy digging ditches for pipeline construction/repair. From there I went on to drive a box van for a moving company before realizing that moving furniture sucks even when you get paid to do it. That lead me to another vac truck (honey wagon) job driving for a sewer and septic service company. Resigned that position after breaking my ankle and becoming uncertain of my future as a professional wheel man. The ankle healed nicely while I worked outside of the trucking industry for one year. I got back behind the wheel in 2013 driving for a company that provided dump trucking (straight trucks/end dumps) and dry bulk tanker services to the construction industry, hopper bottom/grain transportation services, LTL/line haul services as a CSP to FedEx Ground, and which has now shifted to more consistent, year 'round, OTR dry van work.
I started with them in a junk dump truck and progressed from there to become proficient in the operation of every truck type and driving capacity my company has available to include operating in a team rig contracted by FedEx Ground and also serving as a driver trainer for FedEx Ground. I'm oing solo work in one of our trucks leased to JB Hunt for now.
It has been a natural progression for me and I look forward to what is yet to come from my time behind the wheel!
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