Living my dream

Don't let the rough exterior, dirty jokes and curse words fool you, this guy has a heart of gold. You can't help but tear up when you see a tough guy show his softer side when talking about his grandmother. Barry had me wanting to reach for my tissues when we had our interview at the shop. The Snowman Tribute truck was in for repair after an unavoidable accident and I had some time to talk with the man behind the wheel of this iconic rig.

If you're not familiar with the truck, it's a 2004 Kenworth W900, with an 18 Speed CAT motor. You can see more information and photos of this truck by clinking HERE

INTERVIEWER: How did you first hear about DB Kustom Trucks?

Barry: I saw these guys in a magazine, and then found them on Facebook. I called and talked with Dan Brown about the program and when I was able to get a load up past their shop, I stopped in to see the operation first hand. That's when I saw the Snowman Tribute truck.

So that truck wasn't built just for you?

It was originally intended for somebody else. I expressed interest in the truck to Dan Brown and told him I'd love to have it. I mean, who doesn't love the Bandit? When the deal fell through with the other driver, Dan called me and I jumped on it!

Were you originally skeptical about the program?

Yes, but only because it and DB Kustom Trucks was so new. I had done a lease before. I got my first truck in the 90's... but I liked what Dan had to say about the program and I liked the price. I also liked the fact that there are two successful drivers behind the program they created and they're here to help me succeed. They aren't here to watch me fail. They are here to help me if I need it.