Our American Truckers: A Look at the Life of a Dedicated Driver
It’s no understatement to say that truck drivers keep America running smoothly.
American Trucking Associations reports that nearly 71% of all freight tonnage in the US is moved by trucks.
Without the trucking industry, consumers wouldn’t receive the goods they need each day.
We rely on truckers for almost every aspect of our lives.
At ExpressTruckTax, we understand the hard work that is required to be a member of the trucking industry.
We also understand that this hard work is often underappreciated.
An Inside Look at the Trucking Industry
Our American Truckers: A Series
Here at ExpressTruckTax, we know that America’s truckers have one of the country’s hardest and most important jobs.
That’s why we work every day to make life simpler for you.
We take the truck tax paperwork off your plate so that you can focus on what you do best: moving America forward.
We’ve also started a YouTube series to introduce the general public to the trucker lifestyle and help them understand the hard work of American truckers.
Behind the Scenes
The first episode of our American Truckers series features Billy Cagle, a Wadesboro, NC truck driver for the entertainment industry.
Cagle gave us a tour of his home and office, where he organizes the trucking paperwork that he gives to his accountant. He opened up about his life and gave us a glimpse into the career he’s known for so long.
Demetri, our Digital Marketing Specialist, says, “He was so welcoming… offered us water first thing upon arrival. We got to meet his 2 dogs, 2 parrots, 2 horses, and of course, 2 trucks.”
Cagle’s truck driver story started when he was young. “My father taught me how,” he remembers.
Before he could drive or operate trucks on the road, his father had him complete other work on trucks and trailers, teaching him basic skills. After he learned the industry, he began driving.
“Being on the road the whole time has been my life for 43 years,” Cagle says.
As a truck driver for the entertainment segment of the trucking industry, he could be on the road anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on what he’s doing.
Most of his work involves hauling equipment for music tours. This often allows him to meet cool people and get involved in awesome events.
Cagle is married to his wife Anne. He spoke a bit about how being married fits into the trucking industry’s demands.
“My wife and I… we’ve been married, in November, it’ll be 36 years,” he says. “She comes from a trucking family too, which is probably the only reason it works… or me being gone is the only reason it works I don’t know,” he laughs. “Direct deposit honey!”
The Diverse Trucking Industry
Our American truckers form a huge community of diverse truck drivers with a wide range of unique truck driver stories.
Want to share yours?
Call us at 704.234.6005 and let us know that you’re interested in filming for our American Truckers series.
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