Cecil Wolfe used to dream of driving trucks as a young boy riding with his dad in his GMC "Crackerbox" tractor, along with the F-Model & H-Model Macks that he used to own. After years of riding with him, Cecil got his chance to get behind the steering wheel at age 16, when he drove his dad's F-Model Mack 237 with a 5 speed. In his own words, Cecil felt like "the king of the world" that day, and he knew that he would drive trucks for a living just like his dad.
When Cecil graduated high school, he remembers an old missionary asking him what he wanted to do in life, and he said he'd like to drive trucks like his dad. She quoted Psalm 37:4 reading "Delight thyself in the Lord & I'll give you the desires of your heart!" Cecil has certainly done this in his life, and he feels the Lord has truly blessed him with a trucking career that will begin its 45 year in 2021!
A heart attack ended his dad's trucking career, but Cecil began his lifelong journey in 1976 when he started driving full time. His dad drove for 42 years without any major accidents and Cecil has done the same. In fact, Cecil was the 1993 VA state grand champion truck rodeo driver, as well as the 1993 National Champion. He also was voted onto America's Road Team in 1994. His current ride is actually the first truck he ever bought, this 1998 KW W-900L, with its brilliant orange base color trimmed in a classic white stripe. It had 750,000 miles on it when Cecil bought it, and it was a short wheelbase daycab hauling gas. The truck has undergone several transformations, with the help of Cecil's son Jeremiah who Cecil says has been the "brains" behind the family truck builds. The truck was turned into a tri-axle haling lowboys, then a small sleeper tandem, and today it has an 80" Double Eagle bunk.
Cecil started his own company, Wolfe Motor Lines, back in 2003, hauling gas with his customized Peterbilts. Today he runs flatbed freight, mainly lumber and building products, for his dedicated customer Turman Hardwoods. Cecil's classic KW has close to 3 million miles on it, but it looks better than ever!
Cecil wanted to send a big thanks out to his wife Ann for standing by his side for 42 years, his daughter Tiffany for all of her help in the office, and his son Jeremiah for building the cool rides with him over the years. Jeremiah is a trucker himself of 20+ years, and Cecil says that between his dad, himself, and Jeremiah they have 107 years & over 7.5 million miles with no major accidents. Quite an accomplishment for an incredible trucking family! One thing's for sure, God has certainly blessed this little boy who had dreams of being a trucker in his heart!