Interview with Benjamin Parker of

Benjamin Parker

Beka Holdings LLC (OTO): Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

Benjamin Parker: I have been in the trucking industry since I was only 15 yrs. old. I started out unloading house hold goods. Which than led me to the freedom of being able to move across the country. As soon as I got my very first drivers license. I got a job driving for 1 of the biggest moving companies in the country. Since than I have hauled products from Wind Energy to Heavy Equipment. I enjoy that I get to keep in touch with my friends that I have made over the last 20+ yrs. I am now a partner in a very successful Freight Brokerage.

OTO: When did you get started in trucking and how did that decision come about?

Benjamin Parker: I got started in the trucking industry in 1989 as a kid for job unloading furniture. I enjoyed being in the House Hold Goods industry that I became a full time driver in the moving and storage sector of trucking.

OTO: Why is trucking a good career? 

Benjamin Parker: Today’s trucking can be a fun and exciting career. It will allow a person to go places and see different things that they may have never been able to see. I chose trucking as a career because it allowed me to become a part of an industry that was needed and always will be needed.

OTO: Where is your business located and which areas do you serve?

Benjamin Parker: BeKa Holdings LLC is located in Hartford, SD. We are a Specialized Freight Brokerage Company. We help customers from all of the Continental United States, Canada and World Wide ship their products or heavy equipment. We offer many different service to our world wide customer base.

OTO: Where is the trucking industry headed?

Benjamin Parker: Today’s trucking industry is headed in a very High Volume, Fast Pace to being unstoppable. As newer drivers start their trucking career’s. Theses drivers are able to be more social with their family and friends that they may only be able to see 1 or 2 times a year. But with the support of their companies and knowing that they can now request that they be dispatched to a certain region. They can spend more time with the people that matter the most to them.

OTO: Why trucking matters to the economy? Why is it important?

Benjamin Parker: Trucking is such an important part of our world economy. If there were no trucks to haul the big heavy equipment to the farmers. We would all go hungry. Without trucks hauling our fuel that we use in our cars. We would all be walking as we did back 125 years ago.

OTO: How has trucking changed your life?

Benjamin Parker: Trucking has changed my life by providing me with a knowledge of our vast country that most people don’t even learn in school these days. I have been blessed to meet some of the nicest people all over the country because of trucking. It has also given me respect for the motoring public, and having the knowledge of how a truck reacts in different weather conditions. Has allowed me to help save a few lives over the years.

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