“I started driving trucks on a farm in Pennsylvania in 1964, and got my license in 1967 at the age of 14. My first interstate run (by myself) was in 1967. It was a load of horses, from Gettysburg, PA to Baltimore, MD. Needless to say, I got caught. So I finished school and joined The Navy.
I have driven off-and-on since 1974. At first I thought driving truck was romantic and fun. Later I realized it was steady, honest work.
I’ve been working for Truckmen Corp. for over two years. The most difficult part of my job is getting in and out of some customer’s docks safely. The best parts of my job are; weekends off, a variety of work, and a relaxed atmosphere.
The people are good and treat drivers like humans. I don’t feel like I need to protect myself from the company.
When my wife passed, Truckmen gave me the time off that I needed. When I came back to work I had some minor personnel issues that Truckmen did not hold against me. I was very lucky that I was treated well and given a chance to get my act together.
I feel that the company is compassionate.”
— Harold Hill