Professional Driver Interview
Role: Long Haul Professional Truck Driver
What do you love about driving?
I love the freedom of being in my truck with nobody looking over my shoulder and I love the independence of being able to travel all over the USA and Canada.
Favorite Quotes, Personal Philosophies, Values that drive you:
Shit happens so dust yourself off, get up, and get back in the saddle because tomorrow is a new day. Make the best of it and live life to the fullest.
What is your proudest achievement(s) and why?
There are so many. Going back to school in my late 30’s to get my grade 12 and then four years of college, graduating in Electro/ mechanical engineering. Buying my house myself; and getting my AZ license. Watching my daughter become an amazing mother.
Who is your hero and why?
My daughter is my hero because despite everything she has gone through in her life (which is more than most people in a lifetime) she continues to grow and change what no longer works in her life with determination.
What inspired you to join the Sharp family?
Shelley Uvanile-Hesch inspired me to join Sharp and what an amazing family it is.
Things that make you laugh:
My grandchildren make me laugh all the time.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Spending time with my family and friends, camping, playing guitar and singing, painting scenery, traveling and taking pictures.
One or two things that nobody would know or guess about you?
That’s a hard one because I’m fairly transparent and wear my heart on my sleeve.
Your Story / What Did You Do Before?
I was always doing male typical jobs such as Carpentry - building houses for four years. I also had my own interior and exterior painting business. I was an electrical planner at St Mary’s Cement in management. I always wanted to get my AZ license and drive a truck, so I went to a school in Lindsay, Ontario and got my license. I’ve been driving for 12 years and I love it so much I don’t look at it as a job. It’s a big part of my life.