We would like to give a shout out to our new addition Wayne Brown! Wayne has been a professional driver with over 45 years experience. He has a commercial CDL (a professional license made and required for truck drivers), and has worked for prestigeous companies such as Coke and other van lines. We consider him a true veteran of the commercial driving and are proud to have him as part of our team!
Our intern, Chris Olson had the opportunity to interview him and ask him to share some of his stories with us.
Chris) What was an interesting and/or hectic moment you faced on while driving long-distance?
Wayne) Well Chris, that’s a tough answer. I have lots of stories for this one. Where do I start? I suppose an interesting one would be the situation involving my truck going up in flames! It all started when an associate of mine had driven over a mattress. Who would have a thought a mattress could cause a fire? Basically, when he drove over the mattress, the springs inside caught in the middle of the truck ripping through some of the wires and causing a short circuit or something, which in turn caused the fire.
Chris) Wow, that’s crazy! I never knew drivers faced these kinds of situations! What else has happened?
Wayne) Well, I can tell you that I have driven through all sorts of disastrous situations including: a hurricane, tornados, really thick icy roads, and an earthquake.
Chris) Whoa! That’s something right out of “Ice Road Truckers” – What was it like driving through an earthquake?
Wayne) Well, I was at stop, resting, and my I noticed things starting to move. It all happened so fast – there really wasn’t much I could do about it. I just waited it out and got back on the road.
Chris) That’s dedication!