An 86 year old CRST Expedited truck driver recently retired after driving more than 5.2 million miles without a crash or a traffic violation.
Trucker Honored For Decades Of Safe Driving
Driver Joe Scherbring retired from CRST on December 18 without a major crash, minor fender bender, or even a traffic ticket on his record.
During his 46 year trucking career, he clocked exactly 5,201,213 miles throughout the lower 48 states and Canada.
Sherbring said that he had some close calls in his trucking career but that he always managed to come through safely. He said, “Well, I got over 5.2 million miles and it wasn’t easy some days; getting close to a wreck but I always made it.”
At Scherbring’s retirement party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, company president Cameron Holzer had this to say: “It’s a bittersweet day for all of us at CRST as we retire Joe’s truck I.D. number. Joe, our most tenured driver, has been a role model for CRST’s family of truck drivers and we are incredibly honored he chose to drive for CRST for 46 years. There’s only a handful of professional drivers in the nation who have driven more than 5 million miles without ever having one accident. We are most proud of Joe and wish him all the best in his retirement.”
CRST honored Scherbring’s achievement by naming a seminar room after him in company headquarters. CRST also retired his truck I.D. number.
Veteran Driver Offers Advice To Other Truckers
Scherbring joined CRST in 1971. The veteran driver shared common sense advice for those who are still behind the wheel: “You got to keep your eyes on the road, and the sides, you never know what can be along the sides.“
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