Haulage Companies – Truckers Headed for the Bright Lights?

Driving for haulage companies might not seem like the most glamorous of jobs, but all you truckers out there should know that you’re in great company! Not all of the world’s rich and famous start out at the top, and there’s more than a few who earned their living from driving before they hit the big time.

Elvis – the King? Or the King of the Road?

Actually he was both, God rest his soul. A year after graduating from high school, Elvis Presley started working as a truck driver for the Crown Electric Company. He was either so good at his job or gave such an awful audition that Eddie Bond, the leader of his friend’s professional band, suggested that he stick to truck driving as he was ‘never going to make it as a singer.’ Well, what can we say, except that soon afterwards haulage companies around the world must have been ruing the day that he cut that first record!

Sean Connery

Now, Sean Connery might have driven some pretty snazzy cars in his role as James Bond, but it wasn’t always that way. Amongst a variety of jobs which included labourer, artist’s model and coffin polisher no less, he too was a lorry driver who must have had the owners of the haulage companies in Scotland crying into their beer!

Chris Tarrant

You won’t find him working for haulage companies now, but the radio broadcaster and TV presenter who is probably best known as the host of the game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ also served his time behind the wheel. Before making it big in the world of television, he worked as a long distance lorry driver, a security officer and a school teacher. These days you’re more likely to find him behind a fishing rod than the wheel of a lorry.

Chevy Chase

Funny man Cornelius Crane – ‘Chevy’ Chase – might be better known nowadays as an award-winning writer, comedian and actor, but he can actually lay claim to a truly impressive range of previous occupations in his earlier days. Mr Chase did everything from waiting on tables and working in the construction industry, to working as an audio engineer, a busboy, a theatre usher, a produce manager in a supermarket, a salesman in a wine store, a motorcycle messenger and yes, you’ve guessed it, a truck driver. Another great loss to the haulage companies of America but a huge gain for the world of comedy!

Liam Neeson

Lovely Irish actor Liam Neeson might be better known now for his impressive roles in films such as the haunting Schindler’s List, but he was another one of the stars of stage and screen who took to the road. Although he didn’t work for haulage companies as such, he drove for that famous Irish institution Guinness, after returning Kamagra Gold to his home town of Ballymena in County Antrim when he left university.

Author Bio: Lyall Cresswell is the Managing Director of Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry across the UK and Europe. It provides services for haulage companies to buy and sell road transport and freight exchange in the domestic and international markets.

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