Last month, we ran a giveaway for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017. We wanted to highlight a few of our winners and each of their interesting stories, so we asked them:

  • How long have you been in trucking?
  • How did you get started working in trucking?
  • What is your role?
  • What is your favorite part of the trucking industry?
  • How did you hear about Motive?

Steve from Ohio

“I’ve been in trucking for 5 years. I got my start working for Maverick in their refrigerated division. I got some experience with them driving OTR and then decided to start my own company.

I’ve currently been in business two years as a regional car hauler in the Midwest. My favorite thing about being a truck driver is the changing scenery. When I’m on the road I see so many things and experience special moments that I know I otherwise would miss. I decided to go with a Motive ELD after doing much research with others in my profession.

It was the right blend of ease of use and support for my small business. Motive was recommended on several trucking blogs that I follow, and I’ve not been disappointed.”

Beatrice from Louisiana

“I started trucking in 2004, mainly for the oilfield industry in South Louisiana and Texas. But through the years I discovered many roads and landscapes all over the USA. and Canada.

I am an owner-operator and my favorite part of the business is discovering new parts of our beautiful country.

I love the Motive app. It helps me find rest areas and truck stops and tells me if the scales are opened or closed. I think someone told me about the app a few years ago and now I tell others about it.”

John from Wisconsin

“I was recently promoted to a route sales job. It involves driving a delivery truck. Previously I just had experience driving fire trucks. The Motive ELD is fantastic because it warns you, calculates everything, and allows you to keep your mind on the road instead of worrying about a log. If you forget to make an entry, it’s easy to make an adjustment. I like the camaraderie of the industry and how truck drivers look out for each other on the road.”

Justin from Texas

“I am the logistics manager and in charge of our ELD implementation. We heard about Motive from an article on the web and tried the free app on some of our drivers. After that, we did a trial through Taurie. I have been part of trucking for approximately seven years. I love the challenge of everyday changes.”

Steven from Texas

“I have been in trucking for about 5 years.

I used to spray polyurethane foam insulation. Had to get my CDL to drive the bigger truck across state lines. After years of crawling through people’s attics in the Texas summers, I wanted something that wasn’t so hard on my body. I spent two years flat-bedding at a larger company to get the two to three years of experience that better companies require. Then I moved on to a much better company. I have been with Wes’s Hauling and Associates for a year-and-a-half. In the short time that I have been with this company, I have made it to the third guy down on the totem pole. At GATS in Dallas the last two shows, I was registered as Company Representative. My favorite part of trucking is seeing the United States in a way few people get the chance to. As long as I am not behind schedule, my boss allows me to venture off route. For instance, if I want to stop by Meteor Crater or Sky Walk bridge, I can.

As far as how I found Motive, I have always been a techie. I got tired of paper logs and started to look for a digital logbook on Google Play. It only took me 15 minutes of playing with the Motive app to know it was the one for me. It’s easier to use than paper logs or Qualcomm. After showing my boss the app, and after looking at other ELDs, my boss decided to go with ELDs for our trucks.

Thanks again for choosing me as a winner. Look forward to many years of using your products.”

Mark from Texas

“I was in trucking for about 18 years. Now I’m driving a motorcoac. I have driven buses for about 17 years.

I first started in trucking with Coca-Cola out of Nacogdoches, Texas. I hauled Coca-Cola products for 18 years. As a motorcoach operator now, I travel throughout the U.S. My favorite part of the trucking/busing industry is traveling to parts of the U.S. that I normally wouldn’t be able to. I see some really beautiful country. It’s been an awesome ride.

I was searching for an electronic logging app when I found yours. I did try others but this is the one I kept and really like using it. The company I work for, Chucks Travel Coaches out of Tyler, Texas has decided to use Motive as there ELD provider. 

Photography is my hobby. There was a time you couldn’t catch me without my camera. My wife and I now own and operate a small DJ business.”

Bus driver bonus: Robert from Iowa

“I’ve been driving for seven years.

I got started with a Local Charter company that’s no longer in business. I switched to Navigator about two years ago.

My favorite part of driving a bus is being around people and going to events or tours. Traveling is fun, and we get to see quite a bit of the country.

What brought me to Motive? Well, a few years ago I was searching for a good app and when I came across Motive, I stopped there. The layout, the function, the ease of getting around and understanding the app is easy and enjoyable to use.”

Have you tried Motive?

The Motive Electronic Logbook App is highly-rated mobile app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Download for free now.

You can also request a free ELD demo if you’re looking for a reliable, feature-rich, and cost-effective ELD solution.

Call 844-325-9230 if you have any questions. Our 24/7 customer support team is always available to help you.