"Hi! My name is Gordon Rousseau and I'm an owner/operator with Calvinson Transport in Scarborough, Ont. I make my home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and though I don't get back there too often, when I do...
“Hi! My name is Gordon Rousseau and I’m an owner/operator with Calvinson Transport in Scarborough, Ont. I make my home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and though I don’t get back there too often, when I do I enjoy taking my 16-year-old son out. We like spending time together, going to movies or swimming; just doing the father/son thing.
The majority of my time off is spent in Texas with my wife, Cynthia Jacobs. When I’m not driving, we like to spend time together working on the truck, visiting her relatives or just kicking back, relaxing and enjoying each other. She has a son and daughter from a previous relationship, both in their twenties and I hope none of these kids decide to get into the trucking business. With all the new laws and regulations and just the way things are going today, it’s just way too hard.
I’ve also got a bit of a green thumb and like doing yard work around the house, mowing the grass and playing in the garden. When I retire, I’ll probably spend a lot of my time fishing in the summer and snowshoeing and hunting rabbit (something I used to do a lot when I was younger) in the winter.
I’ve been reading Truck News for quite a few years now. I pick it up every time I’m by the truck stops. I like reading over the whole magazine, but I especially enjoy any new information on rules and regulations. I know Truck News does a lot of investigating when it comes to that so I figure it’s as good a place as any to get new information.
I don’t like the idea of have speed limiters mandatory on trucks. I think the people involved in making these rules should drive around in a truck for a week before they start making these decisions. If you set the speed limit too slow, you’re just going to back up traffic in the city even worse than it is now. Especially in places in the states where the speed limit is higher anyways, we’re just going to get ourselves run over.”
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