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American Truck Historical Society honors Clark 'CB' Browning
Roy Friis – Outgoing Chapter President (left) and Jack Davis – Incoming President (right).Clark “CB” Browning (center) receives the American Truck Historical Society's Golden Achievement award from
Clark “CB” Browning received the Golden Achievement Award on Feb. 16 in Puyallup for over 50 years dedicated service to the trucking industry. CB’s efforts have contributed much through many changes and advancements to make the industry what it is today.
CB started his truck-driving career by skipping school at Beaver, WA and catching a ride in a truck with Joe Dahlgren or any trucker that would pick him up. His first major log truck-driving job was with Tom Braithwaite.
He bought his own dump truck and later bought a Kenworth log truck from Cunningham and hauled for Rayonier.
In 1970 CB bought a new Peterbilt log truck and sold it in 1974. He then drove for Brager Bros and Tyee Timber and has driven for Barry Swanson Trucking since 1975. CB has driven five new trucks since he has worked for Barry and is currently driving his sixth one.
He thought there were not any other logs to haul except in the Forks area until he went to CleElum in 1979.
He then hauled logs in 1980 from Mt. St. Helens after it erupted. CB has hauled logs out of Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and even spent two seasons in Alaska.
When you travel with Clark, there is always someone he knows. I guess you could say that he is the most famous truck driver around. At the age of 74 CB is still going strong, he is the best employee and friend you could have.