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Inside the Cab with Driver Bill Deavers

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Meet William “Bill” Deavers, driver at Classic Carriers. He joined the Classic Carriers team five years ago and loves the freedom, independence and excitement he experiences in his workday.

Let’s learn more about what Classic Carriers means to Bill.

Bill’s Take on Being a Truck Driver

What Do You Enjoy Most About Being a Truck Driver?

I enjoy the freedom, independence and excitement the most. I also appreciate not punching a time clock every day or feeling like I’m being micromanaged. 

What Is Your Favorite Route?

My favorite route involves my travels out west. It’s really a beautiful drive.

Do You Have a Favorite Place to Eat on the Road?

I usually eat whatever my wife has made for me to take on the road. She’s a great cook!

What Tips Do You Have for Balancing Time on the Road With Family Life?

To be a successful truck driver, you have to understand that being away from home is part of the job. Find a routine that works best for you and everyone involved. 

Who Is Your Favorite Companion While on the Road?

My favorite companion includes just myself and the radio. 

What Advice Would You Give to a New Truck Driver?

I advise new truck drivers to stick with it for at least one year before making any decisions. It can be rough at first, but if it’s right for you, you’ll adapt and things will get much better.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Being Part of the Classic Carriers Team?

Classic Carriers treats their drivers with respect. They have good equipment and solid maintenance — and they get me home on time. They’re also family-oriented and know each of us by our first names. 

They trust you to get the job done when they give you a load assignment. They definitely keep me rolling because I rarely wait for a load, if ever.

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