Director of Human Resources and Internet Technology
United States Transportation Alliance - Co-Founder
I was born in January of 1969 in Cape Vincent New York (a very small town where lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence river). Being raised in this rural agricultural area of New York State I was always around farm machinery and big trucks. My first taste of diesel smoke was at the age of 10 years old when I would rake hay with a 1957 Allis Chalmers D-17, and have been hooked on anything diesel ever since. At the age of 18 I enlisted in the army reserve as a combat medic. When I turned 21 I went to work for the New York State Corrections Department which provided a very stable career for 25 years. At the age of 46 I became eligible for retirement. Aching for a change I retired and decided to get my CDL and go over the road driving tractor trailers. I had no idea at the time how much of a mess the industry was in at this time. It was a very steep learning curve and did not take very long to realize that not only was the industry in a really bad way with the way the rules were written, but also with the interpretation of these same rules. I have only been in the industry for a few years but have been an astute student and learn very quickly. In my brief tenure I have gone from company driver with a mega carrier to an owner operator.
I bring to the table a humble attitude and a perspective view from 60,000 feet that allows me to be able to see the issues from several angles. This allows me to be able to help develop strategies that might not have been considered. I haven't been inside this box as long as most and that gives me the ability to think out side of it, and believe anything can be done until proven conclusively that it can not.
I have many hobbies that include metal fabrication, and machine work (metal lathes and end mills), I own an excavator and a 10 ton dump truck that I can be found helping anyone of my neighbors with back yard projects. I served as a volunteer fire fighter, EMT, and diver on our local dive/water rescue team for many years.I have a firm sense of community involvement and wish to serve the trucking community in similar fashion as I have my home town.
I have lived by the statement that was on my 8th grade English teachers wall my entire life and that is : There are three types of people in the world 1. Those who make things happen 2. Those who see things happen 3. Those who wonder what happened. WHICH WILL YOU BE? I choose to be the first and to go out and get it done!
Douglas J. Hasner