In Steve’s opinion he thinks that people should be thinking about saving bitcoin because it is at the apex, and is taking place of the asset of the human race, for long term saving. Steve got into the trucking industry because when he was little he always enjoyed hopping into the truck and making them short jaunts or even hauling from the fields, up to the silo. He was a teenager when he first started to drive the farm truck. His first job was being a diesel mechanic/farm worker. The best thing that Steve likes most about trucking is the freedom, choose your own routes and the paycheck. When trucking, his most preferred route is to take the backroads from Sioux City , Iowa to North Platte, Nebraska. When Steve has free time he likes to do research and data analysis on the stock market and crypto market. A fear of Steve’s is the country could degenerate into tyranny. When Steve has free time he likes to watch star wars or marvel movies on the TV. “I am your father” by Dark Vader is his favorite quote from the movie ‘Star Wars’ . And last, but certainly not least Steve enjoys any food that includes beef in it.
Words from the Boss: Steve started with us quite a few years ago as a full-time driver. Since then, he has moved to part-time where he runs 1 round to Colorado and back once a week. Steve definitely likes his schedule that he is on. As in any driver, you want them to be always on time and never be in an accident of their own doings. Steve is that driver.
Employee Notes about the Company: I like the business plan from here to Denver, CO. I also like the set schedule.
Personally interviewed Gary (Mike’s dog). I learned something today. Every time Mike yells, “GAAAAAAARY, you dumb dog. Get in the truck.” Gary never goes to the truck. Want to know a little secret? Gary told me that he does it just to piss Mike off. Now let’s hear about the real truck driver, Mike. Mike started in the trucking industry because everyone was hiring at the time and it is that way now, even for us. He started trucking when he was 36 years old. The reason he wanted to get into the trucking industry is because of the lifestyle and the money. His favorite route to take is the route that he is currently doing which is from Rice, MN – Denver, CO. When Mike has free time he likes to go and visit his grandson (Benjamin). Mike’s favorite movies are “Tremors” because it’s dumb, but yet so funny. He also enjoys watching the TV show “Ridiculousness.” Mike likes to eat Mexican food. His all-time-favorite dessert is apple pie that is warmed with whipped cream as a topping. Back in the day as Mike’s first job he trimmed trees. Mike said, “As long as I can work, I’m happy.” Mike’s word of advice to a trucker is, “If you don’t like living out on a road all the time you won’t make it. You have gotta love it.”
Words from the boss: Mike B and Gary have worked for us for some time now. One thing about Mike, he has never changed. He always comes in the office every chance he gets and gives everyone grief. Mike definitely keeps it real. Mike is one of the truckers that have actually been there/done that. He continually tells me how good he thinks our drivers have it here and that means a lot coming from a driver as experienced as Mike. One more thing about Mike. If you are near our shop and hear Mike B screaming, “GAAAAARY!!!!!!”, it’s ok, it’s his dog that purposely loves to not listen to Mike.
Gary: Woof! I’m Gary and I’m known to piss my owner off. Woof Hehe! *Tail Wags* Keep an eye out for me because you may never know where I may be hiding from Mike.
P.S. Gary said the last post I was hiding between the “ER” on the Schroepfer Inc sign.
Cory’s favorite route is driving through the middle of nowhere, where there is no traffic. Cory started his first job working at a gas station. Later in life Cory started working for us in the shop located in Comfrey, MN. The Boss wanted Cory to get a CDL, so once he got that, he became a truck driver and started driving for us. He was 27 years old when he had first driven a truck. Cory believes that one of the best parts about trucking is that you are on your own and you have freedom. When Cory is not trucking he is probably playing video games or working on his vehicles. Cory enjoys comic movies like Marvel and DC movies themselves. His favorite foods would include chicken shawarma or Mexican foods. If Cory could give a starting trucker advice or a trucker in general it would be, “Find a company that fits your Lifestyle.”
Words from the Boss: Cory fits our company very well. Beings Cory started with us in the shop, he has mechanical skills as well. This comes in very handy as he has fixed his own truck or has even stopped and helped a fellow trucker on the road. Cory is one of those employees that every owner wants to have. He is always willing to help out when needed.
Note from the Driver: I have always tried to be there for the company, and in return the company has been there for me. Like in the winter of 2018 I was very ill and the company was there to help me out.
Get your dog treats ready because Mike and his co-driver Gary, his dog, are next on the list.
“I enjoy trucking”, says John. Almost 9 years and counting with trucking for us and he continues to have a love for it. He was 17 years old when he first drove a truck and has been hooked since. John said when he was younger he enjoyed trucks, and he always will enjoy them. The best part of trucking for John is the fact that he is by himself and not cooped up in a factory, which is not for me, says John. John’s favorite route is to go to Sioux City, IA then take US 20 West to Nebraska 9, South to Nebraska 35, next to Nebraska 15 to Wayne. Take 15 South to US 30 to Grand Island to Interstate 80 West. Then Interstate 76 will take you into Colorado. When John has spare time he likes to ride 4-wheeler. He likes to watch the TV show “Gunsmoke” when he gets the chance. John has many favorite foods, but the thanksgiving meal wins him over with all the trimmings. If John could give a trucker advice it would be to, “Be patient with the other drivers.”
Words from the boss: John has worked for us for quite some time. In that time, I have found that farming is very important to John and he loves the routine that we have to offer from Minnesota to Colorado, John definitely likes a schedule. John also takes pride in his job driving truck. He is cautious, which his accident-free record shows that.
We are a small town business from Sleepy Eye, MN. We have 15 trucks that pull 53' Refrigerated trailers. Our primary lane is from MN to CO. We will be trying to post every 4 weeks or sooner. This blog willbe about the truckers and their stories. We hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more!