That former DE wasn't in East Carolina Council by any chance? When I was a DE, I was "fortunate" in that if i didn't get stuck behind a tractor, It would tale me only an hours one way to get to my all day meeting. I had friends who would take over hours, if they got stuck behind a tractor .
I'm well over half a year late in responding, apologies for the oversight....
No, he wasn't in East Carolina. It was in the Midwest, and tractor factor applied there too!