Meet Chris, a seasoned truck driver and family man. In this series, Chris shares his story and offers advice to other drivers from his time on the road. Stay tuned as we delve into Chris’s journey and career as a truck driver.
1) How long have you been a truck driver?
I decided to become a truck driver in May 2020. It’s been a year filled with experiences, where each day brings new opportunities to explore the open roads. The freedom that comes with being behind the wheel has allowed me to explore the beauty of being part of a community of drivers who share the same values.
2) What do you most enjoy about being a truck driver?
Being my own boss, basically. This allows me to fully embrace the spirit of open-road driving while staying true to my values and principles.
3) What amazing stories behind the wheel could you tell us?
It was the middle of the day, and I was parked at the weigh station performing an engine inspection Suddenly, a woman came from the woods wandering around like nobody’s business. It was one of the most bizarre experiences of my career. Truck driving is more than a profession; it’s a gateway to find intriguing encounters in the wild. Always be prepared and keep your eyes open.
4) What are your hobbies?
I enjoy watching action-packed and thrilling horror movies. My favorite movie is the Harry Potter movie series.
5) What advice would you give to other drivers?
If there’s one crucial piece of advice I would offer to my fellow drivers, it is never to underestimate the gravity of being distracted behind the wheel. We truck drivers are responsible for operating powerful machines that can swiftly transform into death machines on wheels.
7) How long have you been driving for ITF Group:
My truck driving journey with ITF Group began in July of 2022
8) When you’re on the road, what’s your go-to “On the Run” meal that keeps you fueled?
Bojangles Chicken Sandwiches
9) What state has the best drivers?
Wyoming! The straightforward nature of its roads, with their clear pathways, allows drivers to drive with clarity. Any experienced driver would advise being cautious of Wyoming’s occasional strong winds. When wind gusts reach 50 mph, the Wyoming Department of Transportation temporarily restricts access to light, high-profile vehicles to the roads of U.S. 87 between Casper and Buffalo. I advise to always, always check your weather app.
We want to extend our gratitude to Chris, an exceptional driver who has been part of the ITF Group family for a year, with unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence. We are truly fortunate to have such a remarkable driver on our team, and we look forward to many more years of shared success. If you interested in being part of the driver’s spotlight series apply today!