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Monday, January 18, 2016

Celebrity Trucking: Famous People Who Used to Drive Trucks

You ever wonder if that driver you’re passing is gonna be the next Elvis Presley? Okay, maybe not -- but the King of Rock used to be king of the road. Before going on Christmas Vacation, Griswold patriarch Chevy Chase was also once a truck driver. So maybe you knew those -- but what other stars used to live the trucking life?


A Particular Set of Skills


Not only has Taken star Liam Neeson played a Jedi Knight and a Batman villain, he was once a member of the Trucking Nation. Before making a name for himself on the screen, Neeson drove a truck and operated forklifts for the Guinness brewery. Turns out his resume is as varied as his acting abilities!



Soldier, Trucker, Actor


You may know Charles Bronson from film classics like The Magnificent Seven and the Death Wish series, but he too spent time behind the wheel. Drafted into the Army in 1943, Bronson drove trucks for the Air Corps before becoming a tail gunner on a B-29 bomber.

Hasta La Vista, Baby


While on the road, one trucker found his true calling after watching Star Wars. Director James Cameron quit the trucking business and went on to become one of the biggest filmmakers in history -- whose film Avatar was only recently de-throned as highest grossing domestic release by the latest Star Wars picture. Do you think his fascination with blowing up trucks in his movies is some kind of therapy?

Trucked by an Angel


After driving a cab, future gospel singer and Touched by an Angel actress Della Reese sought more money as a truck driver. Reese’s route had her hauling produce from Toledo to Detroit a few times a week. While she went on to become a household name, Reese enjoyed trucking, and especially liked that she never had to load or unload her truck!

From Stardom to Trucking


On the other hand, how many celebs decided the trucking life is for them? Once a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, retired player Roy Williams now runs his own fleet, RDUB Trucking out of Odessa, TX. While it’s not the retirement he envisioned -- his company now operates with 14 vehicles. Not a bad retirement plan if you ask me!

But whether you’re going to be the next Elvis, writing the next summer blockbuster, or starting your own fleet -- you have to keep up with your 2290’s. So you're not as famous as Liam Neeson, but we'll still help you file your 2290 at ExpressTruckTax. And if you're a fleet owner like Roy Williams, check out ExpressIRSForms for W-2s and Obamacare Forms 1094 & 1095.

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