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Brian Sargent

By Robert Conrad

June, 2018

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Brian Sargent grew up in commercial fishing and probably thought he’d own his own fleet of fishing boats one day. While this might still become a reality, Brian shifted gears along the way and got into trucking. Today he owns Straight Line Transportation based in Amesbury, MA. 

Brian and his drivers haul contaminated soil for W.L. French with his fleet of magnificent CH model Macks and polished dump trailers. He credits W.L. French for helping him keep his trucks rolling and allowing him to build and grow his company. Brian also wanted to mention McDevitt Trucks, Inc. and his salesman, Bob Dow, for all of the great service and for helping him spec & order his tractors just how he wanted them. The end result is Brian’s fleets of cool, charcoal grey CH’s, the newest one being the 2018 CHU seen in our feature. The truck is equipped with the 70” mid-rise sleeper for those long hauls and it’s powered by a 505 HP engine. Orange pinstripes and company logos accent the truck perfectly and the fully polished dump trailer has a matching orange tarp system on top. Both the truck & trailer have plenty of extra lights for those midnight runs. The inside of the cab features a premium Mack interior package with a custom steering wheel, in orange of course!

Brian had the opportunity to purchase a local bait shop near his garage, and he now also owns Straight Line Bait & Tackle. All of the local fisherman get the best bait & tackle at Straight Line, and passing motorists always take a second look at the life size great white shark replicas out front.

Brian Sargent wanted to thank his drivers for taking such pride in his company trucks, and also Robbie Coviello for working with them to keep the trucks polished every week. Whether he’s behind the wheel of one of his trucks, or out on the water fishing, Brian Sargent is hooked on being the “top dog”!