Delivery Driver Spotlight: Joe Bowlby of Denver
We are delighted to spotlight Joe Bowlby as February’s driver of the month. Going above and beyond to exceed our clients’ needs is one of Dropoff’s core values. Joe is a great example of a dependable and devoted team-player who we are lucky to have driving for Dropoff.
Below is a Q&A we had with Joe to learn more about his favorite day-to-day delivery experiences with Dropoff and his background.
Name: Joe Bowlby
City Served: Denver, CO
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Hey Joe, what does a typical day making deliveries for Dropoff look like for you?
At 8 a.m. I start work and make my way toward civilization (I live out in the country). In Colorado, every day is different from the previous one. I might make a delivery in Denver, then head off to a mountain town, then to east Aurora, and up to Fort Collins one day. The next day I could be off to the airport, or down south to Castle Rock. I never know where I’m going until the end of the day around 6:00 p.m., when I head back to my home in the country.
What do you love most about driving for Dropoff?
It affords me the freedom to work out on the open road and see the splendor that is Colorado. Although a lot of the deliveries I do are in the city, there are plenty of opportunities to see other parts of Colorado like Colorado Springs, Boulder, and the incredibly beautiful Rocky Mountains.
What has been your favorite delivery so far?
My favorite run was a run deep into the mountains, that turned out to be 10-11 hours round-trip. During the night (on the way out to my destination), I dodged a moose, a herd of elk, a fox, and multiple deer. On the way home, it was daytime (but no less scary)… I drove through five snow squalls and two mini snow storms. To this day, I still don’t know what I delivered, but it sure was a crazy, memorable, and beautiful trip.
Tell us a story about a delivery experience that stood out most to you.
The delivery that stood out the most was when I delivered a bundt cake to a disabled vet in a wheelchair. He offered me a glass of tea, a slice of the cake, and a seat. I could tell that he wanted someone to talk to; so, as a disabled vet myself, I sat and talked with him for a few minutes. He began talking about his “hog,” and I got confused. I thought he was talking about a motorcycle. When he saw the confused look on my face, he wheeled himself into the kitchen and came back out with a sleeping baby pig in his lap. Turns out, he named the “hog” Harley.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m from Georgia, so people always assume I’m a Falcons fan, but what most people don’t know is, I’m a Broncos fan. As a five-year-old in 1978, I was being too loud playing with my toys while my parents were trying to watch the Super Bowl. They told me to pick a lap (to keep me quiet). My dad was rooting for the Cowboys, and my Mom was rooting for the Broncos. I chose my mom’s lap and the rest is history. I’ve been a die-hard Broncos fan ever since and moved out to Denver to support my team the day I retired from the military.
Thank you for sharing your amazing stories with us, Joe! We are so honored to have you on board.
Are you interesting in becoming a Dropoff driver? Apply today.