“Hi! My name is Cor Noordan and I work for CCT Logistics out of Brampton, Ont. I haul auto parts for CCT with my own rig that I’ve had for the last 15 years.
Before I got into trucking, I worked at a construction site. One day the guy who operated the dump truck was off sick and my boss told me to get behind the wheel. I got behind the wheel that day and I’ve been behind it ever since. I first started out with a single-axle truck but moved up to a tandem shortly after. I’ve been driving a truck since I was 18 years old.
I’ve just always found trucking fascinating. I’ve had a lot of fun seeing the countryside of both Canada and the US over the last 31 years. Now I’m kind of semi-retired and I’m slowly working my way out of trucking.
When I’m not driving, I’m often working on something around the house and spending time with my wife and dog and cat. In the wintertime, we like to travel and head South. I like travelling, but I like someone else to do the driving part – though I like it even better when we fly. My future goal in the next couple of years here is to buy a mobile home. I’d like to travel to areas I don’t usually get to see by truck.
I pick up my copies of Truck News on the road, but I get it at my house too. I don’t always read it front to back, but it’s got a lot of great points in there, especially on issues like the border and fuel prices. I also like hearing about what’s going on on both the East and West Coast of Canada, or the progress of the new bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit (though by the time they ever put that in, I’ll probably be in my rocking chair). Stories about truckers who have won industry awards also catch my eye. It’s nice to know when fellow truckers are getting recognition.
If I had to give a new trucker some advice, I would tell them to take their time, learn the industry and learn the equipment. A lot of these young guys get their licences and they think they know it all. New drivers should go to a reputable company in order to get the proper training.”
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