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Introducing Bayard Folsom, Driver at Alaska West Express in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Name: Bayard Folsom
Company: Alaska West Express
On the job since: 2007
Hometown: Coos Bay, OR
Favorite Movie: Book of Eli
Bucket List Destination: South America
For Fun: Camping, hunting, fishing and four-wheeling
What is a typical day like for you?
Just like everyone else, I get up and go to work. Some days it’s trucking the haul road and other days it’s working on trucks or equipment projects in the shop. I may be driving in Alaska or helping on projects in the Lower 48.
What are you most proud of in your career?
I am most proud of being part of the team at Alaska West Express since 2007. I am the person they can depend on to run recovery or manage an emergency scene when there are limited resources. I try to be anywhere they need me to be.
Can you tell us about your family and growing up years?
I was born in Oregon and grew up in Alaska enjoying camping, fishing and hunting with my parents and younger sister.
What was your first job?
My first job was working as a helper in a local truck/hydraulic shop at age 15.
What would surprise most people about you?
I’ve been told I’m a pretty good cook, and I can sew!
What are you most proud of?
To be able to help when and where I’m needed.
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