Truck Team Tuesday – Utah’s Finest


This week’s Truck Team Tuesday features Utah’s Salt Lake City franchise in all their glory.  Spencer Johnson has been with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for two and a half years and Shawn Hendrickson has been hauling junk for one year…and counting!

What did you do before you found Junk?

Spencer: I specialized in loss prevention, and was involved with fencing.

Shawn: I was a salesman for a beverage company.

What do you love about being a Truck Team Member?

Spencer: Getting out and about and feeling accomplished.

Shawn: I love that every day is different.

What is the most challenging thing about being a Truck Team Member?

Spencer: In Utah, we have a lot of long drives between jobs. When I’m not driving and just navigating, staying awake can be hard.

Shawn: Organizing the schedule to get every job done on a really busy day

Describe your favourite day you’ve had working with 1-800-GOT JUNK?

Spencer: The day we had a big team meeting at Rodizio Brazilian Grill!

Shawn: Any day that goes smoothly without any problems.


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever hauled away?

Spencer: Gallons of coyote urine

Shawn: Family pictures – who throws those away?

What’s the grossest thing you’ve done on the job?

Spencer: We took away a couch that a man had died on. It was rotting away and covered in…(Well, you can imagine)

Shawn: We cleaned out a house that was condemned by the health department. Enough said.

Did you do it with a smile?

Spencer: Smiling on the outside, getting sick on the inside

Shawn: Oh Yeah!

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