About Us

MORRIS: PRESIDENT

Born and grew up in Chicago, ILL. until 9 years of age, moved to North Carolina & attended Eastern North Carolina school for the deaf in Wilson, NC until 8th grade then moved to North Carolina school​ for the deaf in Morganton, NC and decided to follow his father's footstep. Morris attended the Guilford Technical Community College for Automotive Mechanic and Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle Preventive Maintenance and graduated in 1991. He has been an ASE certified mechanic for 20 years, and has an TPAA ( Towing & Recovery Association of America) certification, and is currently the President of DTU. Morris has been in towing industry since he was 15 years old, and still doing so for 35+ years with a big tow truck. He has a son (third generation tow truck driver) and a grandson. During his days off, he enjoys fishing, camping, ATVing, range shooting, old classic fast cars, drag racing and NASCAR. 

DAVID: VICE PRESIDENT

 Grew up in LaCrosse, Wisconsin area. Attended the Gallaudet University for one semester, then attended Western Tech College for Diesel Mechanic and graduated. Then went to WTC for CDL and succeeded. David "Duke" has been an 18 wheelers truck driver for 25+ years, traveling mostly south and west coast. He team drives with his lovely wife, Suzie and has 2 beautiful step-children that he loves. During his spare time, he likes to hunt deer, snowmobiling, and riding the Harley. David "Duke" has been involved with Deaf Truckers United since 2012 and his position in DTU is currently an Vice President. 

SUZIE: SECRETARY

 She grew up in the Fox Valley City area in Wisconsin. During her senior year in high school, she attended Tech School for CNA and succeeded to become the first hard of hearing to become an CNA graduated, and worked into a nursing home right after graduation. Suzie have two beautiful grown children and is married to David "Duke", who is also an 18 wheeler truck driver. Been an housewife for 20+ years, till 2016, she attended Fox Valley Tech School for her own CDL and graduated, making her to become the first deaf female CDL holder in her state of Wisconsin and 9th deaf female trucker Nationwide. She is currently team driving with her husband and loving it. Suzie is the Secretary of DTU (Deaf Truckers United) since 2014. During spare time, she likes to tag along hunting with her husband, family camping, snowmobiling and riding their Harley. 

ASHLEY: TREASURER & SOCIAL-MEDIA SPECIALIST

Born, raised and attended grade schools through graduation in North Texas. Hospitality was her first career choice in high school, worked at a bed and breakfast for a short time after graduation. Later in the year, she made a decision to pursue a medical office career. Is happily married to a deaf truck driver and we have a sweet dog and kitten. Her vision of purpose for DTU Administration is to guide the social media into Deaf Trucker United’s universe to convince that deaf truck drivers can drive. During her precious time, she likes to ride on ATV, hunting, DIY crafts, camping, spend time with family and traveling. 

JESSE: MEMBER-AT-LARGE/TRUSTEE

Born and raised as a country boy in Texas. Graduated high school in '96 at the Texas School for the Deaf. Attended Construction Equipment Training under the Texas A&M University system where he completed training in operating heavy equipment, commercial driving, and mechanic. He has been working in a mine/construction company for 20+ years as a heavy equipment operator/hauling eq. truck driver. Enjoys hunting & fishing, horse training/riding, camping and traveling with his family of three. Happily married and raising a young daughter with wife since 2011. One of the earliest members that fought for the deaf truckers with DTU founders and has been a constant supporter of DTU since 2011. 

RANDALL: BOARD MEMBER

 Randall was born in MN, and his family moved around a lot to find best education for him and settled in W. Hartford, CT where he attended American School for the deaf and learned ASL when he was 14 years of age. After graduation, he moved to Florida and learned 3 different trades before moving back to MN where he then went to Tech College in St. Paul for Electro-Hydraulic Tech. Randall worked for a drilling manufacturing plant for couple of years and ended up working as a toolmaker at a manufacturing plant that does DoD business for 15 yrs. He has been involved in advocacy for several years. One of his successful advocacies was the Telecommunication Access Act, which after several testifies at the Capital, this bill was passed and signed by the Governor. Randall then became interested and worked with MCDHH for 2 full terms, and with this experience he had, it enable him to convey the message to FMCSA with an outdated hearing test requirement which hasn't been edited for 75+ years, and several other groups to get the hearing waiver approved. He obtained his first CDL in 1999 and has driven OTR for 3 yrs, then has struggled to keep his CDL, which wasn't easy due to 391.11(b)(2) rule. Randall did obtained his first hearing waiver in 2013 and driven for awhile. Right now due to health issues, he feels he's retired by now and is currently the Member-At-Large for DTU. 

RICHARD: FLOATER

 Richard was born in San Bernardino, CA and was raised in Sacramento till the age of 10, his family moved to Placerville, CA. He graduated at the Ponderosa High School and attend Alameda College in Oakland, CA for Diesel Machine shop. Moved to Colorado Springs, CO. and started working as an 18 wheeler truck driver. Been driving from May 2008 to present, received driver of the month 9 times with the Swift Transportation, and received driver of the year 2 times with Navajo Express Company. Richard is currently working for Knight Transportation since 2013, and is a Floater for DTU.. He has one beautiful daughter and has a beautiful girlfriend with a son and a daughter. During his free time when able, he enjoys going fishing, camping, traveling and hunting with archery. 

BRANDON: SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

I fell in love with trucking since 1999 after I took 4 week course and started trucking career as a trucker driver back in 2000.  I was born and bred in Colorado. Born in Denver and moved a few times but still ended up back to Colorado.  Now I'm ready to settle down with my beautiful wife Nella in Colorado.  We got married in 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. I have 6 kids; 3 girls, 3 boys. I love to go hiking, and snowboarding and ice climbing as much as time allows since I'm always on the road.  I'm very adventurous and outdoorsy type of a guy. Love explore Mother Nature up in the mountains. Atv is also another favorite thing to do with my friends.  I try to watch the Denver Broncos as much as possible since I'm a HUGE fan of em BRONCOS!!!  When I'm at home, and broncos are playing, everyone usually come over my place and have BBQ and watch the game.  


JIM: BOARD MEMBER

Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. My first experience that got me interested and hooked into Semi trucks was, when I was a little boy, our neighbor let me inside his semi and blow the air horn, and every time we go on vacation, whenever I see a semi truck, I always do the hand motion for the air horn to be blown. Now I’m doing the same whenever I see a young kid ask for hand motion for air horn, granting their wishes. In 2000, I succeeded to obtain my CDL from school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Then in 2001, moved to Tennessee with my wife and 4 children. First company I worked for was M.S. Carrier, which was later brought by Swift Company, for couple of months till I switch jobs to Autozone in 2003 to current. This past July 2017, I have had achieved and been rewarded for 1 million safety miles driving. In my free time, I like to ride on my motorcycle.

ALLEN: ADVISOR

Bio coming soon