@Texomatic Life of a #Trucker Video Series - Ron Nordstrom

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“My names Ron Nordstrom. I’m out of Hudsonville Michigan. I started driving a truck when I was twenty-one. I got out of the marine core, then climbed into a truck. I want to say I came from a family history of trucking. My dad had a Kindward dealership, so I grew up around Kindwards, but my dad liked to sell them and I liked to drive them."

"So that’s what I’ve done for the last thirty-four years. I’ve drove company driver for many years. I finally jumped into the water, bought my truck, spected it, took possession of it, and took off running. I didn’t really know what I was doing. They said, “we’ll give you two years,” but that was nine years ago. So, in that nine years I spent a few years as a lease officer learning what I needed to learn and then I went on my own authority. And I’ve been going on my own authority since. My only regret is that I didn’t do it when I was younger. I would probably have a fleet of them now instead of just the one, and I could be at home which is my objective right now.”

“thirty-four years, I always said the government was going to put me out. Everything that I’m reading, they’re kind of leaning that way. I’m one of the old school guys that when I started they didn’t even have truck driving school. If everybody fails like they’re predicting that’s in my status as an old guy, then it’s going to get ugly out here. So I thought versus on being on the last wave out, I’d want to be on the first wave. So I’ve done a couple truck shows, put a lot of time and elbow grease into this old girl, and got a for sale sign on her. I’m getting out. I'm going to sit behind a desk and tell these new guys how to do it. No one out here on the road wants to help them. I’ll help them. We’ll get it done and I’m going to be at home living my wife and watching my grand kids grow up. I miss watching my kids grow up. I think it’s harder watching the grand kids grow up and not being around.”

“So, that’s my story. It’s been a good life. There’s been a lot of ups and downs, I’ve met some good people and some bad people, but life goes on and we keep on trucking. Ya’ll be good out there. If you see me say hi.”