Long shows voters 'resume,' part of which sits in a big rig
Jerry Long, a Republican candidate running for the District 76 State House seat, recently showed voters his "resume," which includes a picture of his big-rig workload on his Facebook page.
“Hauling this load was like painting a target on the side of the wagon," career trucker Long wrote. “These four different placards … show that I was transporting hazardous materials. I needed clearance from our state, our nation, and even the United Nations in order to haul it.”
Long explained the finer points of professional requirements and regulations that are unique to his field that might ordinarily escape notice from other motorists, noting that more than three-fourths of his loads contain hazardous materials.
“I haul corrosives, flammables and many other potentially dangerous loads … pass random drug tests and get fingerprinted on a regular basis,” Long said. “I’m licensed to pull tankers, double trailers and triple trailers. I complete OSHA and hazmat training every year.”
Long maintains a top performance record; has an excellent Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) score; and has earned a top security clearance.
“I worked for two companies — U.S. Foods and USF Holland — for nearly 30 years before I decided to run for office, which shows stability and commitment,” Long said. “I've also earned concealed-carry licenses from two different states. I don’t bring all this up to make myself look good. I bring it up as a matter of transparency. I'm applying for the job of state representative, and it just makes sense that the voters have my resumé.”