OGDEN - A self-described rugged individualist wasn’t sure how he could continue to work after losing a leg as a result of artery-clearing surgery.
|Gerald Larsen with his semi-truck in Ogden.|
But after retiring from law enforcement and truck driving, Larsen wasn’t sure what he could go back to work doing. He spent a month working at the Census doing tabulations, and decided he was not an office worker.
“Also, I’m 64 years old, and there’s a lot of things I can’t do,” Larsen said.
Larsen had driven semi-truck loads for 14 years before his surgery, but since he had no left leg, he couldn’t do the clutch. He decided to look for a truck that operated on automatic so he could take a required federal test to prove he could drive and maintain a truck.
But after a month on the road, Jessop realized the alteration of lifestyle required for the job wasn’t for him, and decided not do it. So Larsen took on the driving himself, and began his own company.
|Larsen lived in Alaska for |
20 years as a dogsled musher.
Larsen parked the truck for a few months to figure out a new plan. While applying for a dispatcher job at Specialized Rail Service in Clearfield, the company saw he owned a truck and hired him as a contract driver.