i am a trucker ...yes i am

 but what is a trucker.?    well many different truckers will tell you many different stories.

and here i will tel you mine. (it is a short version,  .... so don't worry.)

 

i was born 26 august 1959 in assen, in the north of the netherlands, where i now live. 

i went to several schools around here, and finaly got a diploma from a technical school. and went to work as a painter.

After a few months i found out that was not my job ....so i got my truck driving licence and a diploma as well

 

1978 i began to learn a little about driving,  delivering and hauling parcel's for a photo company.

than in 1979 i started driving and delivering goods for a brewery. a lot of beverage's for bar's pub's cafe's and so on,  

i also liked to drink a lot.,  it was mostley free and easy to get so...........................

i did not had a drinking problem ( i drink , get dronk , no problem ) that was my way of thinking in those days.

 

But after a friend of my died from alcohol poisening, i discovered that drinking was not always as fun as it looked .

so i quited drinking on march. 4. 1986 . and i havenend touched a drop of alcohol since then.

i also used to smoke a lot, but that became to expansive, and smelly, so i quited that as well.

 

So i moved on........ first to a company in the area . delivering most loose goods, not to far away. 

and later i went international.

 

when this company went bankrupt in 1990 i founded BKO  (bart klok organization)

And later i began to do more with it,.next to my job as a truckdriver

I started a store with al sorts of interior stuff's and decorations for shops .

i also had my own promotion team with 6 young ladies, to promote my products.

 

but it turned out,, i am not much of a shopkeeper, so after 9 months i went completely back on the truck again. 

( i only drove in the weekends and the nights, at that time .)

so i got back to work, for a company . who drove a lot of milk, 

and other liquid foodstuff, with tanktrailers. i liked that a lot, so i am still doing that today. 

now for a bigger company whit more trucks and tanktrailers in al sorts and dimensions.

the meaning of BKO then chanced into "bart komt overal" wich tanslates as "bart comes everywhere" 

 

I never got married, because i do not really believe in that and ...................

because i can not be on the road knowing someone is sitting at home waiting for me.

or getting sick and i am not there to help.or having children who get sick or wounded, 

and i am on the road worying, i don't think i could do a good job if i had to wory to much.

 

in june 2019 i had a brain seizure . i was home for three months . it made me realize that getting older is

not always goes whitout problems . eight days after i went back to work, i had another accident,

and ripped the muscles in my biceps i was home in total for more than 8 months...

............................Now i know i have to slow down a bit.

 

then in april 2020. the corona virus is hurting most companies including ours , therefore i was home

again after only 10 weeks of work ........

 

this only lasted 3 weeks then i went back to work and very happy about it . i also have a much newer truck now

more advanced also, and after two weeks of using it . i still learn new things  .....

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you may think my way of life is a bit strange,......... mabe it is........... but it's my life .......and i love to live it .... 

 

 

a few things more about me.

                   it is not just a job,............ holding a steeringwheel .............it is a way of life

 

 

                             

 

 

 

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