Shawn Walker began his career as a truck driver about a year ago by going through Driver Solutions' company sponsored CDL training program. In the video below, Shawn talks about his experience with Driver Solutions:
Since then, he's been trucking all around the country as a driver for PAM Transport, and hasn't looked back.
In his free time from trucking, Shawn likes to make helpful videos for new or aspiring truck drivers to help them get an inside look at life on the road.
Getting to Know Shawn Walker
Shawn recently created a Facebook group, "Driving with Shawn", to connect with people interested in trucking. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we asked him a few questions about himself and why he got into trucking. Enjoy!
- Q: Why did you want to become a truck driver?
A: When I was younger, I did a lot of traveling seeing other countries. I've never done much traveling in the United States, though. My uncle is a driver (38 years and counting), and I've been on a few trips with him, which is how I fell in love with trucking. So here I am!
- Q: How was training with C1 and Driver Solutions?
A: My training was great. During the limited time there, I learned a lot about driving and the mechanics of trucks, but I soon realized that the training was laying out a foundation for operating a tractor-trailer. It was up to me to learn the more advanced operations. I had the best instructors and they made sure all my questions were answered.
- Q: What were you doing before truck driving?
A: Before I got into trucking, I worked at Henry Ford Hospital out of Detroit, MI. I worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine (one of Detroit's finest Level 1 Trauma Centers). So as you can probably imagine, getting into trucking was a big change for me, but a good one.
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- Q: What's the coolest place you've ever stopped?
A: One of the coolest places I've stopped at was a nice rest area that had an overlook of a really big valley. It was in Upstate New York heading north towards Syracuse, and was nothing but grass, lakes, and mountains.
- Q: What's your experience been like with PAM so far?
A: My experience with PAM Transport has been truly amazing! I've had awesome Driver Managers and have made some really good friends within the company (one who I consider a brother from another mother).
They've kept me in really nice trucks and kept me moving. This company has inspired me to want to do more with them, which is why I will be applying for their mentorship program next month. I want to show my appreciation by sharing my experience and knowledge with new company drivers that will help them be a good professional driver.
- Q: Why did you start "Driving with Shawn"?
A: I started my Facebook group and make videos to give people who are thinking of coming into the trucking industry a first person point-of-view into the world of trucking.
On top of the look inside at a trucker's life, I try to provide them with relevant content that they can use to better inform themselves about the world of trucking.
Be sure to follow Shawn as he continues his journey across the country with PAM Transport. Along the way, he'll give you a positive yet honest view into the world of trucking; something that isn't as easy to come by as you would think!
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