Veteran’s biggest trucking regret is not finding Clean Harbors sooner

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There’s something about Larry. 

Those that meet truck driver Larry Pope are immediately struck that he is a born teacher– in fact, he’s a Driver Trainer with Clean Harbors, where he’s been called, “a hell of a mentor and a born instructor.” 

But if you asked him, Larry would probably say his greatest asset is that at heart he’s really more of a lifelong learner.

And one of Larry’s best life lessons, “was finding my home at Clean Harbors,” after serving seven years with the military. “I wish I would have found it ten years ago.”

Clean Harbors gives you the structure you’re used to. A definite mission.

– Larry Pope

For Larry, transitioning out of the military into trucking was natural: He says that, “Clean Harbors gives you the structure you’re used to. A definite mission.” which is coupled with a respect that, “you’ll get your mission done… that you’ll do what needs to be done, without supervising or second guessing.”

There’s no limit at Clean Harbors (when you’re) coming out of the military. I wish I could have done that. It’s a lifetime career… My biggest regret is not finding Clean Harbors sooner.

-Larry Pope

Larry also says that trucking keeps him constantly on the move– just like the military; he’s met people all over the United States, and he feels like it’s given him an opportunity to go everywhere.

But that movement as a driver hasn’t prevented Larry from having a strong family. He loves that Clean Harbors genuinely cares about work-life balance. They have set schedules that allow him to get home to his family in a predictable way. Larry likes that he can make set plans with his grandkids to boat and fish. “Pretty much any water sports, they enjoy.”

And “If you have a family issue, then they take it to heart like it’s their family issue. They want to help you solve that. They actually go out their way to help you succeed here. You can have a good career here and a well-balanced family life.”

His advice to vets transitioning out of the military: “There’s no limit at Clean Harbors (when you’re) coming out of the military. I wish I could have done that. It’s a lifetime career… My biggest regret is not finding Clean Harbors sooner.”

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