Amy Bryant

Amy Bryant, a wheeled vehicle mechanic at Pilot Flying J, has always loved vehicles. While she was growing up, she attended many car shows with her parents and grandparents. Prior to joining Pilot Flying J, Amy served in the U.S. Army after being inspired by her grandparent’s stories of war and their sense of pride while serving. Amy, who graduated as an honor grad in her class of soldiers at Ft. Lee Virginia, wanted to be the first female in her family to serve. Amy says, “I have always admired women who step out of their comfort zones and try something new, especially when everyone doubts their ability to do so. To me, that makes the reward all the more fantastic when accomplished.”

Amy believes that her job is well received by most truckers in the industry. She says, “I love being able to help drivers get their trucks back on the road. I take pride in diagnosing trucks and explaining the issues to the drivers to help them understand what happened and why.” Amy went on to say, “It would be wonderful if more women decided upon this as a career or even as just to get to learn the basics just for common knowledge. Not every woman needs to call a man when her car breaks down. Some may even be able to fix it on their own.” Amy believes that more women should consider joining the industry. All you need is “a will to learn and be in an industry that is ever changing.”

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