Mark Dickinson: Listen to how one company driver got his start

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Perdue Farms driver Mark Dickinson at West Point

As well you know, parents usually only want what’s best for their children.

That seems to be what was going through the minds of Mark Dickinson’s parents many years ago when they thought that letting their truck-crazy 14-year-old son actually go on the road one summer. Dickinson said his folks thought a month going over the road with the boy’s uncle would cure him of his desire to drive.


Dickinson, now 72, has been driving truck since he was 16. He now drives for Purdue Farms of Salisbury, Md. A recent trip for the Vietnam veteran took him to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to deliver wreaths to be laid on the graves of service men and women.

Before he got back on the road, Dickinson explained how he got started in the trucking business.

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