Q&A with some of Trident’s valued carrier partners. Today, we’re talking with Danny Thomas from Thomas Logistics Inc.
How long have you been in the trucking industry?
I’ve been in the trucking industry for 8 years.
How did you get started in this profession?
I got started by asking other drivers about the profession (pros and cons) and I love to drive so decided to make a career out of it.
What’s your favorite part about being a truck driver?
My favorite part about being a truck driver is that every day is different, as well as, a chance to see places and travel roads you wouldn’t normally during everyday life.
Where’s your favorite place to drive to? Why?
My favorite place to drive, of course, is anywhere locally where I can be home daily, but if I had to choose a state or highway, it’ll be I10 or I20 headed towards Louisiana or Texas from Georgia where I’m located due to the fact that there are no hills and minimum traffic, so you can put it on cruise control and just drive.
What’s something people may not know about your profession?
People may not know that this is a special profession, meaning not everyone can drive up to 11 hours per day every day. It takes a special person and a special will.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I got my CDL at a trucking school then went to work for a major carrier. I decided to get additional endorsements and finally decided to purchase a unit and start my company, so I’ve seen all levels of the business.
How long have you been a carrier partner with Trident Transport?
I’ve been a carrier partner for Trident Transport for 5 months now.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve shipped for someone?
I can’t say I’ve shipped anything crazy, out of the normal, but I’ll always remember the time I went to pick up a load in a 53’ dry van trailer in Pennsylvania headed to Georgia. I backed up to the dock and they literally walked on a box about the size of two shoe boxes on the back of the trailer that could have easily sat on a front seat of anyone’s car. To this day, I get a laugh out of it.