The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the sun is – dare I say it – here to stay. Summer is officially here, which means the countdown begins for our Nova Scotia Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. Planning is well underway, and the drivers are lining up as each week goes by.
This year, to let our drivers know how much they mean to us, we will be doing driver appreciation profiles.
Que Bill Dowe – one of our awesome Truck Convoy drivers. From Amherst, this will be Bill’s third time participating in our Convoy, and he couldn’t be more excited. Bill started his career in trucking 41 years ago, doing line haul work for 17 years. After which he switched to aggregate hauling and excavation work. He joined the Truckers Association of Nova Scotia in 1993, where he became County President in 1994. In 1999, Bill was named Director of the Provincial Body. Since then he has served in various positions, leading to his current position, Director with the Board. He is also a board member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
As an extremely active community member, Bill takes part in a multitude of community programs and events. He has helped the Amherst Special Olympics by donating his truck and trailer to participate in the towns Christmas parade for the last two years. Last September, Bill also co-hosted Amherst’s first every Truck Show and Shine, with proceeds going to the Amherst Special Olympics. He supports Early Intervention Nova Scotia, as well as local sports programs, and various charities mostly involving children and youth. Bill also won the 1st ever Darrell Ward Giving Back award at the 2016 Nova Scotia Truck Convoy.
Outside of his work, Bill enjoys boating, biking, and spending time with his two granddaughters – oh – and of course, trucks.
Bill will be in the Bill Dowe Trucking & Excavating truck on the day of the convoy – see you there.
Written by Shannon Gallagher