When things were normal, "Jones" was driving a semi-truck all over the Europe. Life was great, he had a job he always wanted to do, family back in the Finland was small but they kept contact with each other and were close. He never wanted to be something, it was enough to live his own life and have few important people around him when needed and spent time with his hobbies.
Driving a truck was perfect for his nature. Spending long times alone behind the wheel never made him feel lonely. He enjoyed the time. Those days it was easy to connect to internet and have a chat with friends or family. It was something they insisted him doing, they wanted to know he was safe and alive on the road. In his spare time, when he wasn't driving, he spent time hiking or restoring his old vintage car. Hiking and basic knowledge of cars were later proving to be essential for his survival in the wild nature without commodities.
How he get into Chernarus?
Driving the truck made him visit loads of different countries. Although he mainly drove to western Europe, he did few jobs to east too. He was offered a brand new truck which was loaded with clothes for sale. Destination was Elektrozadovsk. Decision was tough for him, should he take the job or not. Things were heated in Chernarus which made his family concerned and they didn't want him to leave. Having a stubborn personality made him not listening what others had to say, he accepted the job and headed down to the Chernarus.
Everything was going well, he was closely following news what was going on and it seemed things were worse in the north. He was going to stay on the southcoast anyways, away from the fight. Once he got into Chernogorsk, he was held there and didn't get permission to proceed to Elektrozadovsk or anywhere else. No reasons were given why he couldn't continue, only some strange rumours were in the air. Nothing which made sense at that time, it was easy to ignore what was going on. Chernarussian people were nice, so it was easy to spend the time in the city while waiting something to happen.
When Chernogorsk was also struck and everything started to go bad, Jones found a group of friendly random people, other truck drivers, tourists and locals. With a bit of luck and good supportive group, they managed to fight their way to the north. Their aim was to head to the north-west airfield and possibly get out of the Chernarus. The group never got to the airfield, some chose to go back to the coast, some just never didn't make it. They either ended up killing themselves, were caught by the infected or turned on each other making it impossible to survive in the group.
Days, weeks, months passed and finally it was just Jones by himself. Making him bitter, anxious, sad, why everything happened and is the family back in the Finland safe. If there would be even a smallest chance to make sure they are safe and get information how bad things really are elsewhere. For now he has been surviving all alone after he was betrayed, he needs to get back trusting people, if there are still those left who aren't just making things worse but trying to recover the civilization.