It’s hard to believe that the Mid-America Trucking Show has come and gone. We spent our time in Louisville learning from the trucking community and re-energizing ourselves to continue our work empowering carriers and shippers. From owner-operators to small fleet owners, we’re sharing the stories of some of the old friends and new faces we met at MATS 2019.
Hometown: Clinton, Missippi
Role in the industry: Owner-operator
Been in the industry: Two years as an owner-operator; four years as a company driver before that
Fun fact: Xavres used to be in the music industry!
What brought you to MATS this year?
For the past couple of years, I’ve always wanted to come. Reading on it, seeing different things about it. And this year was the year that I decided to come.
What are you excited to see at MATS?
Really just everything. I’m just trying to take it all in.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to break into the trucking industry?
Just do it. Go to school, get your CDL. It’s life-changing, it’s fun, it’s a lot to learn.
When you think about the trucking industry, what’s your biggest hope for the future?
I guess some of the laws could be a little different. From my experience, I came in at a time when the laws were ELD and all of that so I’m pretty comfortable with it. But I know a lot of guys before my time were not comfortable with it. I don’t see any problems with it, like the 30-minute break, but yeah some of the laws could be more lenient. Other than that, it’s growing. It’s constantly growing.
What do you love about your job?
Just seeing different places. Being out there alone, just riding, seeing different places. Informing people on trucks in general, how to react around trucks and things to do. It’s a great industry.