Many people have heard the phrase “That’s my job,” but few name their truck that – except Clayton Driskill of Montgomery City, Texas. To know Clayton is to love him. He is always smiling, and his laugh and personality are contagious. I met him in a crowd of friends last year at the inaugural Red Dirt Diesel Showdown in Woodward, Oklahoma, where he was showing his “That’s My Job” Kenworth.
Born at the Herman Hospital in Houston, Texas, to his parents Phyllis (Truex) and Rod Driskill, Clayton came into this world on July 30, 1973. His sister Angela was born three years later. When the children were both still small the couple got divorced. Clayton’s dad worked in the oilfield, but he never really saw himself getting into trucking, even though he has a photograph of himself sitting on one of his dad’s trailers in Galveston when he was a kid. It wasn’t until after graduating from high school in Houston in 1992, when he was working two jobs as a hotel shuttle driver at the Wyndham and developing film at Foto Fox in Houston to make ends meet, that he decided to take that leap.
Meeting a man by the name of Randy Starnes, Clayton was told that if he had a dually pickup, he could come to work for him. So, Clayton purchased a dually the next week and then went to work for Randy at Ainsworth Trucking in Robstown, Texas. He stayed there for the next seven years. While In high school, Clayton met his wife Cassy through the same friend group, but they didn’t get involved, at first. In 2003, the two began dating, and on September 17, 2005, the two were married. Three years later, on August 18, 2008, the couple welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Carys into their family.
In 2006, Clayton and Cassy made the decision to get their own authority and open C&C Logistics. They started the business with a 2001 Kenworth W900, hooked to a drop deck, hauling oilfield equipment. In February 2018, Clayton purchased a brand new 2018 Kenworth W900L from Truck Workz in Birmingham, Alabama – the truck you see featured here.
Affectionately named “That’s My Job” as a memorial to Clayton’s father Rod, who passed away suddenly in 1998, this name goes across the back of the sleeper in big bold letters. When Clayton and Angela would ask Rod why he did something, he would simply say, “That’s my job.” After Clayton had the truck lettered by Gary Hurst from Sign Systems, he sent a picture to Angela, and she broke down in tears.
“That’s My Job” is a Mariner Blue Kenworth W900L with the Fury stripe scheme in black, outlined in silver, that pulls a 53-foot 2021 MAC drop deck trailer. The truck has a 565-horsepower X15 Cummins with 2,050 torque and an 18-speed hooked to 3.55 rears. Sitting on a 277-inch wheelbase, the truck also has a RoadWorks bumper and Trux dual revolution lights (amber/blue). There are 196 lights on the truck and 183 on the trailer! Multiple accessories from 12 Gauge Customs include a reverse bowtie visor, cab and sleeper drop panels, and fuel tank filler panels. The fiberglass rear fenders are from Shift Products, the front air-ride is from Arroyo Custom Rigs in California, and Burl’s Collision Center in Henderson, Texas built a custom deck plate and rear T-bar.
C&C Logistics ran their two trucks until Covid hit in 2020, then downsized, selling the 2001 Kenworth W900. The company still mostly hauls oilfield equipment, but they will go wherever the loads are. “I’ll go anywhere and haul anything, just keep me out of the snow,” Clayton joked. Hitting a few truck shows in 2021, this head-turning KW always looked great and got plenty of compliments. It sure caught my eye!
Wanting to say “thank you” to a few special people, Clayton first and foremost wanted to acknowledge his wife Cassy and daughter Carys, saying, “Thank you for standing behind me and supporting me in this trucking life.” Secondly, he wanted to thank Robert Starnes, saying, “I don’t know where I’d be without you believing in me and all your help over the years!” Trucking is certainly not an industry where you do it all on your own, so Clayton is very thankful to have these important people in his life, supporting him and loving him, throughout this journey.
“I love being my own boss, the challenge of securing different loads, and problem solving,” Clayton said. He also added, “I love the attention this truck has received, because it’s a symbol of my dad, and that he’s always with me. I really am so blessed to have this nice of a truck, and to think that it’s my job to drive “It’s My Job” each and every day is unbelievable.” And we couldn’t agree with Clayton Driskill more!