Reader of the Month: Lloyd Smith

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“Hi! My name is Lloyd Smith and I’m from Elmira, Ont. I got into trucking partly because of Truck News.

A trucker friend of mine convinced me to get my A/Z licence in 1989 because I used to read his Truck News every month. I guess it was going to happen sooner or later since my father was a trucker who drove all over North America for 32 years. I’ve had the idea of trucking in my blood ever since I was about six or seven years old.

I’ve done a lot of different things over my years in the business. I drove a tanker for the last five years or so and I just recently started working with Bridgeland Terminals here in Elmira.

When I’m not on the road, I’m a blues guitar player and singer in a band called Nuraw Blooze. Our band goes back to my early high school days. We’ve been together going on 25 or 26 years now though we haven’t needed to rehearse for the last 10! People can check us out at

As far as things I like about Truck News, I like reading about Mark Dalton: Owner/operator. I always follow that. I like checking up on what’s new in the industry, whether it be Hours-of-Service or new border crossing stuff for getting into the U.S. I like to keep abreast with all of the new technologies coming out as well.

I love trucking and I love to travel, but one of my favourite things about my job has got to be eating catfish when I’m running down to Louisiana. They may be ugly but they sure taste good!”

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