Name: Mark S.

Job: Company Driver

Years at Crete:


Hello everyone, thank you for the opportunity to explain my story or tell my story. My name is Mark, I’m on truck 86396. I’m originally from Pennsylvania. Having moved to Colorado Springs in 2011, I wasn’t really many jobs there. I originally worked in manufacturing, many shipping and receiving positions and a lot of other jobs. While in Colorado Springs I saw an ad on Craigslist that said drive a big rig, no CDL required, so I called up and the guy said meet me down here at the library to fill an application out, so I did and I showed up to school in Kingsburg, Colorado, that Sunday. That started my three-week truck driving school. Which was a very great school, It taught me a lot. I set goals along the way, which I never set in my entire life to make it through training, to get my CDL, my second goal was to make it with a trainer for five to seven weeks because it’s kind of a tight closed off area and your working with someone you don’t know, but I made it. Then I made goals for six months, a year, 2 years, and I accomplished all of those. After about two and a half years, at three years, three and a half years I just decided I got a lot of experience I’ve made hundreds of loads on time, multiple drops. In all the largest cities in the country and I felt I deserved 50 cents a mile, and you helped me complete my last goal. I got to sit more, by the way, and I appreciate that. Thank you, everyone, for all your support and just like one note on your support. Simply, I needed an Oregon permit. I stopped here at the Pilot before going into Oregon and within five minutes I had my permit coming out of the Pilot scanner in here, so yeah thanks for that quick response. I got my permit and got me going. Again, thank you all.

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