The last salt haul of the season was an historic occasion for the Rose family.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, five trucks rolled into the Yarmouth area base for highway maintenance, loaded to the brim with salt. Jim Rose, with his three sons, Derek, Mark and Ed, and grandson Andrew Turpin, were each driving their own rig. It was the first time all five (three generations) had made the trip together. Jim has been in the trucking business since the late 60s.
The Rose family runs a business in Port Maitland called Rose Valley Trucking and Excavating Limited.
The trucks left the Yarmouth area at 3:45 a.m. Friday for Pugwash and would have made it back earlier in the day if not for a mechanical problem.
Several family members and friends greeted the convoy as it arrived, shouting and waving.
“We are very proud of our Dad,” said Ed Rose.
Jim’s wife, Peggy Rose, said that he bought his first truck three weeks after they were married.
“They’ve all got diesel fuel in their veins,” she said.
“And they didn’t get it from me.”