Jan 06, 2017 at 11:42 AM CST
The suicides shook Michael Suson to his core.
The first occurred last June when a fellow co-worker with Steelman Transportation, a flatbed carrier based in Springfield, Missouri, used a gun to shoot himself at the company yard. Twelve days later, Suson lost a close friend, another long-haul driver, who hanged himself at home.
For Suson, a tattooed and soft-spoken Oklahoman, the three men shared more than just a profession — years before Suson had also come close to taking his own life.