"Hi! My name is David Good and I drive a cargo van for TST Expedited Services out of Windsor, Ont. I drove a straight truck for 14 years before this, but I switched to expediting because I find it muc...
“Hi! My name is David Good and I drive a cargo van for TST Expedited Services out of Windsor, Ont. I drove a straight truck for 14 years before this, but I switched to expediting because I find it much easier in comparison. I just open the van doors, they put two pallets in there and away I go. Basically you’re your own boss out here. I take the jobs I want and turn down the ones I don’t. Over the last three years that I’ve been expediting, I’ve also had a lot less hassle at the border because I’m with a Canadian company.
“I make my home in the country just outside of Wooster, Ohio with my wife and my English sheepdog, Grover. When I get home from being on the road, I usually mow the yard, and if it’s not too hot, I’ll cut up some firewood. I also love both hunting and fishing, though it’s a lot easier to bring a fishing pole into Canada than a gun!
“I read Truck News because I like hearing what other guys on the road have to say – what’s bothering them is usually bothering me too. Right now it’s the cost of running my truck that I find bothersome. Even running a small van like I do, it’s still costing me an extra $500-600 a month to run because of the rising cost of fuel – and that’s money right out of my pocket!
“I’d like to see more stories in Truck News about border crossing. I don’t know how much FAST cards are really helping since I’ve seen the FAST lines backed up just as much as the regular ones when I’m crossing the border. Crossing from Canada to the U.S. is worse than crossing from the U.S. to Canada. I get treated like an outlaw trying to go home.”
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