Bill Weaver came from a military family which made him a gypsy and wanderer from birth. Though born in Alaska, Bill lived all over the U.S. for the first ten years of his life. When his father left the military, he moved his family to his home state of Arkansas, where Bill calls “home” today, when he’s not traveling the highways and byways of this great country.
Bill has been driving trucks all his life. He went into the Army straight out of High School and served from ’85 til ’89. He came home and joined the County Sheriff’s Department working there until 2007. He never stopped driving trucks, driving part time while was a Sheriff. Bill started driving full time in 2007, joining the brotherhood and doing all he can to help other drivers. His favorite saying is,
“Make a new friend. Shake a stranger’s hand.”
Bill loved music from an early age. His father and grandfather bought him his first guitar when he was 5. He learned to play guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Bill started writing music when he was in grade school and continues today. Now, when stops for the night, he will pick up his guitar and write songs about life on the road, how it makes a driver feel, and how the trucking lifestyle affects families. He also enjoys writing about the ridiculous things that happen on the road. As he says, “You just can’t make this stuff up.”
Bill has two children from a previous marriage and is now married to the love of his life, Carol Ann. She keeps the home fires burning as a strong trucker’s spouse does. From time to time, you can even hear Carol Ann sing with him.
Bill has made appearances at numerous industry events like the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Great American Trucking Show (GATS), Guilty by Association Truck Show (GBATS), and the Buckeye Invitational Truck Show.
He released his first album, “Every Mile I Drive,” in 2016. His second album, “Burnin’ the Old School Down,” will be released in August 2018.