Last month, we ran a giveaway for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017. We wanted to highlight a few of our winners and each of their interesting stories about how they got into the industry, so we asked them:
- How long have you been in trucking?
- How did you get started working in trucking?
- What is your role?
- What is your favorite part of the trucking industry?
- How did you hear about KeepTruckin?
Steve from Ohio
“I’ve been in trucking for 5 years now. I got my start working for Maverick in their Refrigerated division. I got some experience with them driving OTR and then decided to start my own company.
I’ve currently been in business two years as a regional car hauler in the midwest. My favorite thing about being a truck driver is the changing scenery. When I’m on the road I see so many things, and experience those special moments that I know I otherwise would miss. I decided to go with a KeepTruckin ELD after doing much research with others in my profession.
It was the right blend of ease of use and support for my small business. KeepTruckin was recommended on several trucking blogs that I follow, and I’ve not been disappointed.”
Beatrice from Louisiana
“I started trucking in 2004, mainly for the oilfield industry in South Louisiana and Texas. But through the years I discovered many roads and landscapes all over the USA. (and Canada).
I am an owner/operator/driver and my favorite part of the business is discovering new part of our beautiful country.
I love the app KT. It helps me find rest areas, truck stops and tell me if the scales are opened or closed. I think someone told me about the app a few years ago and now I tell others about it.”
John from Wisconsin
“I was recently promoted into a route sales job in July which involves driving a delivery truck and previously I just have experience driving fire trucks. The KT ELD is fantastic because it warns you and calculates everything and allows you to keep your mind on the road instead of worrying about a log. If you forget to make an entry, it’s easy to make an adjustment. I like the comradery of the industry and how truck drivers look out for each other on the road.”
Justin from Texas
“I am the logistics manager and in charge of our ELD implementation. We heard about KT from an article on the web and tried out the free app on some of our drivers and then did a trial through Taurie. I have been apart of trucking for approximately 7 years and love the challenge of the everyday changes to it.”
Steven from Texas
“I have been trucking for about 5 years now.
I used to spray polyurethane foam insulation. Had to get my CDL to drive the bigger truck across state lines. After years of crawling through people’s attics in Texas summers, I wanted something that wasn’t so hard on my body. Spent 2 flat-bedding years at a larger company to get the 2-3 years experience that better companies require. Then moved on to a much better company. I have been with Wes’s Hauling and Associates for a year and a half now. In the short time that I have been with this company, I have made it to the 3rd guy down on the totem pole. At GATS in Dallas the last 2 shows, I was registered as Company Representative. My favorite part of trucking is seeing the United States in a way few people get the chance to do so. As long as I am not behind schedule, my boss allows me to venture off route. For instance, if I want to stop by Meteor Crater or Sky Walk bridge, I can.
As far as how I found KeepTruckin? I have always been a techie. I got tired of paper logs and started to look for a digital logbook on Google Play. It only took me 15min of playing with the KeepTruckin app to know it was the one for me. It’s easier to use than paper logs or Qualcomm. After showing my boss the app, and after looking at other ELDs, my boss decided to go with your ELDs for our trucks.
Anyway, thanks again for choosing me as a winner. Look forward to many years of using your products.”
Mark from Texas
“I was in trucking for about 18 years and now driving a motorcoach!!! To date been driving buses about 17 years now!!!
I first started in trucking back in the day with Coca-Cola outta Nacogdoches Texas!! Pretty much hauled Coca-Cola products that 18 years. My role now is a motorcoach operator and travel almost the whole U.S. My favorite part of the trucking/busing industry is traveling to parts of the U.S. that I normally wouldn’t be able to and see some really beautiful country!!! It’s been an awesome ride!!!
I was searching for an electronic logging app when I found yours. I did try others but this is the one I kept and really like using it. The company I work for, Chucks Travel Coaches outta Tyler Texas has decided to use KeepTruckin as there ELD provider. To the best of my knowledge, they have already received all the equipment to install just haven’t heard yet if its up and running, will find out here in the near future.
Photography is my hobby. [There] was a time you couldn’t catch me without my camera, Lol! My wife and I now own and operate a small DJ business!”
Bus Driver Bonus: Robert from Iowa
“I’ve been driving for 7 years.
I got started with a Local Charter company that’s no longer in business. Switched to Navigator about 2 years ago.
Favorite part of driving bus is, being around all the people and going to the events or tours. Traveling is fun, and we get to see quite a bit of the country.
What brought me to KeepTruckin? Well, a few years ago I was searching for a good app and when I came across KeepTruckin, I stopped there. The layout, the function, the ease of getting around and understanding the app is very easy and enjoyable to use.”
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From KeepTruckin, we once again congratulate all the winners.
Stay tuned, as we have many amazing things lined up.