I first started driving in 1999 after coming across an ad for trucking in the Sunday paper.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Having freedom on the open road, seeing different things, going different places, meeting new people, are just some of the reasons why I love trucking. I also enjoy being able to travel and get paid for it as part of my job.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR NEW DRIVERS?
It’s a great career that can provide for. I recommend that after an individual and their family. I encourage new drivers to take the time to learn about the industry and what the day-to-day job of a truck driver looks like, then jump in wholeheartedly and give it 110 percent. Currently, there is a truck driver shortage and a particular need for more Black drivers, including Black female drivers. A lot of young Black people don’t know about the industry… there are trucking jobs all over that can provide a comfortable life for them.