My fascination with automobiles started at a very young age. My Grandfather was one of my biggest heroes growing up and he was a truck driver. I knew that when I grew up, I was going to become a truck driver too. At the age of 17 I decided to get my CDL Class A license and I've had it since 1986.
My first vehicle was a true beater, a 1970 Ford Turino with the floorboards falling out. However, I paid for it with my own money and fixed it with the help of my Uncle and Father. The Ford Turino is long gone but my current daily driver is a 2020 Ford F-150 STX.
I've been a General Manager of a moving company and I've also been a Professional Mover for over 30 years. I've driven flat beds, reefers, dropdecks, moving vans, heavy machinery, etc. In my time as a Mover I've driven over 1,000,000 safe miles. My days of moving and driving truck are past me but The Vehicle Lab allows me to share the knowledge I've gained over the past 40 years.
While I may not have formal training as a Mechanic, I've worked in Garages and Shops throughout my life as a Heavy Truck Mechanic with on the job training. I've also diagnosed and repaired issues with my own vehicles.