The Trucker Spotlight series explores the lives of truckers and their journey to make a difference in their industry. We interview different truck drivers to understand some life lessons that make them who they are today. We also learn more about their motivations, and the problems that they encounter on the job. We also tackle how Trucker Path’s solutions helped them with what they do. The information that they provide helps inform other people who are looking to delve into the trucking world.
Today we are putting the spotlight on Lashaune, the host of LockOutMen Podcast, who’s been driving for around 5 years now. He hustled most of his life and did everything from retail to warehouse. Aside from trucking, he was also able to open a few successful businesses. Let’s get to more about Lashaune and how he landed a trucking career.
What made you decide to be a trucker?
I’ve always had interest in driving a truck, at 1st it was the lack of funds, and I knew I didn’t want to go through a trucking company.And so, I went to community college paid with my last credit card and got my license. I think I was forced in to pursue trucking because of my separation from my wife.
In the years that you have been driving, what are the significant changes that you’ve
noticed in the trucking industry?
Well I haven’t been driving long to tell. I guess the eld mandate.
What made you decide to put up your Youtube channel?
I’ve been on YouTube for years. I just do it as a hobby. But when I got in to trucking, people started watching what I was doing and what I was talking about I just said to myself I’ll just do something for the new drivers that are coming out here.
Any times when you get lonely while driving? How do you deal with it?
Always lol it’s just you and the truck. How i deal with it? I try not to think about it.. and try to get out and enjoy life when I get the chance to.
As a trucker, what are the current struggles in this COVID19 pandemic?
I’m still trying to get used of the new changes.
What are your usual routes? Favorite scenic truck route?
I run midwest most of the time.
What was your weirdest or most unusual haul?
Running my 1st lowboy flatbed.
How often do you use rest stops / truck stops? What are the things that you look for in a truck stop? Favorite truck stop meal?
Not often, but I deal with Loves the most cause of the free showers. As for food, I guess Flying J for Dennys.
What are the common troubles or problems you encounter while trucking?
Covid19 season and any problems that come with it!
What are your pet peeves while driving/trucking?
The main one is truckers hanging out way too long in the fuel island.
We’re glad that you use the Trucker Path app on your day to day trucking. What features do you enjoy the most?
What I like about Trucker Path is the fact that you can check to see/truck parking and if there’s spots there to park.
What are some tips that you would like to share for aspiring truckers?
Do your research research research and don’t just fall for anything.