Company: Kuhnle Brothers Trucking
Location: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Fredrick Falls, Trucker at Kuhnle Brothers Trucking, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in motor transportation and delivery services.
Mr. Falls has flourished in an over 40-year career in truck transportation. After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Community Planning at the University of Cincinnati in 1970, he earned a certificate in truck driving through Midwest Coast Transport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1976 and a certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician through Madison Fire Education in Mansfield in 2001.
Mr. Falls served his country with the United States Marine Corps in 1974 and the United States Army from 1977 to 1979, where he found success as a truck driver. He takes great pride in a pamphlet he composed a result of his time in the military, titled “Taps: A History,” a copyrighted two-page graphic that gives a history of the 24-note hymn “Taps,” presented to family members at veteran funerals. A talented writer, Mr. Falls authored the book “Breaker One-Nine” in 1980, followed by a book of trucker-biker poetry, “Harley Steel and 18 Wheels” in 2001. Mr. Falls still rides the same Harley-Davidson “Shovelhead” that he bought in 1983.
A past president of the H.I.Q. Motorcycle Club, Mr. Falls is a member of La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, (the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) and drives its historic “Boxcar.” In honor of his military service, he contributes to the Joint Veterans Burial Squad in Richland County, Ohio, which conducts military honors at veterans’ funerals, including a 21-gun salute, flag presentation and “Taps,” which Mr. Falls plays on his bugle.
Mr. Falls has found much success as a driver for private trucking companies, including Rebman Truck Service, Reynolds Nationwide, and R&J Trucking. Moreover, he recently retired from Kuhnle Brothers Trucking in Mansfield, Ohio, for which he still accepts some assignments and routes. Mindful of the conditions that many truckers face, he was active with the Kenworth Truck Manufacturing Company Drivers Advisory Board in Bellevue, Washington from 1992 to 2000, where, in what he considers a career highlight, he was instrumental in gaining professional drivers’ input for the manufacture of the Kenworth T2000 trucks, which are still being made in different variations today. In addition, he initiated a visual program entitled “Sharing the Road with 18 Wheelers” in 1986, which was featured in truck magazines and was used in the driver education course that he taught at Shelby High School for eight years, beginning in 1992.
Taking pride in his ability to operate several types of vehicles and equipment during his career, Mr. Falls cites his travel to many different locations around the country and his design and presentation abilities in drawing as key factors in his success. He would like to be thought of as a good and safe truck driver who was able to help anyone he could throughout his trucking career.
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