One appreciates how loyal their trucker is, and "how he greets the customers and how he talks to his boss and coworker."
Another paints a simple and heartfelt picture of the driver in their life when she says, "He puts his work first and he is a hard worker."
Yet another says of her "old school" trucker, "He believes in being early to his customers and if another trucker is in need he helps."
Those are but a few of the folks who responded when we asked Truckers News readers to tell us why they say, "I Luv My Trucker!" as part of our participation in National Truck Driver Appreciation Week." We'll post more, and will award five of the nominated drivers $25 gift cards to Subway so they can have lunch on us.
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Now, meet some of the truckers that people luv!
Nominated Trucker: Kris Rover
Type of Driver: Company driver for JB Hunt
Nominated By: TaTanisha Rover, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: I love him for his "drive"...the way he goes out to take care of me and our 3 children without any complaints. He's very present in our lives even when he's on the road -- every school event, special occasions -- he makes time.10 years of marriage and a lifetime to go. Trucking has built his muscle for hustle and I couldn't pray for a better man, provider, and father for our babies.
Nominated Trucker: Samuel Adams
Type of Driver: Owner/operator for WFX
Nominated By: Liz Adams
Why They Luv Their Trucker: I watched him drive his truck. He keeps a great sense of humor (and) he looks so big in his truck. When I was on the truck with him he found a way to keep me first. He never got or gets upset about his loads.
Nominated Trucker: Dennis Knuth
Type of Driver: Company Driver for E & T Trucking
Nominated By: Kimberly Knuth, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: I love how great he is about his job, how loyal he is. I love him very much. I love how he greets the customers and how he talks to his boss and coworker.
Nominated Trucker: Bruce Stremmel
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Tom Maceri & Son
Nominated By: Sharon Stremmel, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: My husband not only loves what he does he’s amazing at it!! He is an amazing provider for our family! He is a very hard worker!! We are blessed to live the life we live because of (his) hard work and determination!! He’s everyone’s go-to person when it comes to trucking!! I’m so proud of the man he is!!
Nominated Trucker: Pat McChesney
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Martin
Nominated By: Arby Norwood, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: He has provided for us through good times and bad. When he is on the road we talk to each other a lot. He is my best friend and I love him. We always have so much fun when we are together no matter what we are doing.
Nominated Trucker: Kevin Simcox
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Turquoise Trucking
Nominated By: Holly Simcox, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: He puts his work first and he is a hard worker.
Nominated Trucker: Gary Hatcher
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Perdue Transportation
Nominated By: Bonnie Hatcher, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: My trucker is old school. He believes in being early to his customers and if another trucker is in need he helps. He has well over a million safe driving miles with Perdue. He works hard for his family putting in 12 to 14 hour days some days and never complains. He takes pride in his job and loves his family with everything inside of him. I can’t imagine my life without him. I love him to the moon and back!
Nominated Trucker: Johnny Summers
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Aldrich Trucking
Nominated By: Kimberly Summers, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: My husband has been driving for 22 years. He has sacrificed his time with our family and missed so many things just to take care of us. He hardly ever gets a day off; his boss keeps the wheels busy. He deserves to be honored for his sacrifice of working non-stop to take care of us.
Nominated Trucker: Adam Dooley
Type of Driver: Company Driver for. Howell's Transport
Nominated By: Jennifer Dooley, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: My trucker and I are high school sweethearts. Met him my junior year got married 2 months after graduating. He got his CDL 2 years after that (and) he has been in the industry 20 years now. He’s one of the most hard-working men I have had the pleasure of knowing. I love my trucker because he is one of my best friends!
Nominated Trucker: Gaddiel Murueta
Type of Driver: Owner/Operator at Mugaro Trucking
Nominated By: Rosemary Murueta, wife
Why They Luv Their Trucker: My husband has a passion when driving his truck. Always so proud of what he has accomplished owning his own company and equipment. He has names for his truck and trailer and actually treats them like family. He doesn't stop until he completes the job. He often pinches himself because he can't believe where he is in this business. God has been good to us. Sacrifices are made daily but with no regrets.
Nominated Trucker: Mike Quint
Type of Driver: Company Driver for Hilltop Farms
Nominated By: Robin Toepp, fiance
Why They Luv Their Trucker: I met my trucker a year and a half ago. As a female driver he showed respect and encouragement to me from the beginning. He mainly hauls steel. I haul dairy. Our schedules are crazy with lots of times apart and home time is cherished. But he always goes above and beyond for me, his boss, his customers, other drivers, and family. He'll coach a rookie, offer valuable advice, and make sure his load is always safely loaded and delivered, keeping other drivers and their safety first. Now we are engaged! And I feel so lucky that I have this wonderful man in my life.