Trucks have always been a part of Jason Currie’s life. Growing up on a farm in Caledon, Ont., the vehicles were almost like an extension of his own family.
“My dad’s had trucks ever since I was born,” Jason told us. “There hasn’t been a year where we haven’t had a truck on the farm.”
Jason and his father Don are two men whose “Actions Speak Louder Than Words.” This phrase is the name of our series that highlights everyday people who make a difference with their trucks. The Currie story is one of a father passing on a passion for Ford trucks to his son.
“Really we’re a farm Ford family,” Don said, noting that he began buying Ford half-tons (pickup trucks) in the early 1970s. “A half-ton is something that’s just like your right hand. You need it for so many things that it’s part of your life. Whether it’s out fencing or hauling lumber … it’s an essential part of farming.”
But a truck does more than work on the farm. It has many other jobs too. Don can remember a time when a farmer would really “know” his neighbours. He says that a truck was instrumental when it came time to lend each other a hand. “If you were in trouble, or needed a hand, (neighbours) were right there to help out and, vice-versa, you would do the same for them.”
Jason said he purchased his F-150 Platinum edition because of its “industry-leading” safety components. That’s a priority because of his three children.
He uses the truck to help with family adventures. Whether it’s transporting snowmobiles or four-wheelers, the F-150 helps Jason create fun experiences for his kids.
“I never have an issue with the carrying capacity of the truck or the space that I need,” he said. “It’s the perfect size.”
Do you have a friend, neighbour, or family member who drives an F-150 and is always there to lend a hand? We want to hear about it. Tell us your story at blogford.ca/F-150.