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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT


BOB BOYD Bob Boyd Trucking, Inc.


Bob Boyd Enterprises


BY RW STAFF


ABOUT YOU... Hometown: Clyde Park,Montana


Education:Montana StateUniversity – B.S. Secondary Education


Spouse: Debbie


Children: Two boys, Rick and J.B., one daughter, Lisa and two step daughters, Jessica andQuita


What was your first car? 1957 Chevy Favorite color: Red


Favorite book: Pick one – Louis Lamour Westerns Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla I always…finish a job


I never…say anything bad about someone without also saying something good!


BlackBerry, Android or iPhone? Regular cell phone is good enough for me.


What was the last thing you Googled? Montana Cadastral – LandMapping Website


Which super power would you prefer to have? Ability to control fuel prices


Favorite vacation spot: The Crazy Mountains, practically in my backyard


If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Hamburger


YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE… Current Title: Chief cook and bottle washer


Why did you go into trucking? The harder I worked the more return I got, plus I love challenges.


What is the best piece of advice you ever received? Don’t ever play anyone else’s game


What is your business philosophy? Treat other people the way you would like to be treated. Be honest. Communicate.


What is the biggest challenge currently facing the trucking industry? There are several: First is the “good” driver shortage;


What’s the last movie you saw in theaters? Polar Express with my grand children


What is the farthest you’ve been from home? Venezuela


second, the public image of trucking and truckers need to improve; and third, we need to somehow educate the federal department of transportation to realize that we as truckers are concerned with safety and doing things right so that we are working more together instead of them against us!


What improvements have you seen in the industry? Technology of communication and equipment is unbelievable


What are the greatest benefits of membership in the Motor Carriers of Montana?Our crew in Helena keeps us updated on new regulations, safety concerns. They also help our carriers keep compliant. And, probably the biggest reason is to provide a communication bridge between carriers, suppliers and all other members of our organization. RW


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