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About Utah: He's in it for the real long — and safe — haul

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  • Susank325 Midway, UT
    April 17, 2017 2:56 p.m.

    I am so proud of my brother for this plus many accomplishments in his life! I used to tease him and tell him I taught him everything he knows, but he told the truth, darn it, and said it was our Dad that taught him!
    He is such a great man and besides being a wonderful and curtious truck driver, he is one heck of "Clark Griswald the second" come Christmas time! He is as meticulous with his yard as he is with his truck!
    Love ya Bro!

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    April 17, 2017 8:08 a.m.

    samhill Well said. Nothing is more infuriating than a semi-truck riding your bumper or weaving in and out of traffic. Unfortunately there are some in the profession that no longer act or drive like the professional Steve is.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    April 16, 2017 9:01 p.m.

    What a wonderful story about hard work and determination. "Plan ahead" is a motto that should be adopted by all American workers, not just truck drivers.

    This good man practices the old fashioned values that made this Country great: self-reliance, self-sufficiency, and patriotism. Those values may no longer be politically correct, but they are essential to the welfare of society. That is irrefutable fact.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2017 8:07 p.m.

    It's good to know there are still some of the good truck drivers around. Steve is obviously of the old school truckers. Some of the best, most courteous and safety conscious drivers in the world. Worrisomely, along with all the real improvements in technology and convenience that have made driving modern trucks much easier and enjoyable in the last 30-40 years, there has also been a marked decline in the road ethics that were once epitomized among truck drivers.

    For example, where one almost never saw 18-wheelers driving in the inside lanes it seems common now to see them wandering around the freeways, changing lanes like they were driving a sports car with nothing of the "miles ahead" perspective that has kept Steve accident free for lo these many miles.

    Hopefully, his example will rub off on the others.

  • Granny Saint George, UT
    April 16, 2017 3:47 p.m.

    Nice story. Congrats on a job well done and some good lessons shared.