“I am very proud of the amazing women that have stepped up to great responsibility in our company and the industry.”
CHAIRMAN, TEXAS TRUCKING ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN TRUCKING?
I am a second-generation member of the trucking industry. I followed in the footsteps of my father, Rex Acker, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the Texas trucking industry. I first joined the trucking industry 27 years ago after my husband and I began working in the family business.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?
I am proud of my job and the work my industry does. This role allows me to see the tremendous generosity of the people of this industry. We have gained lifetime friends that genuinely care about each other and the collective success of the trucking industry.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN LOOKING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
I would tell other women who are considering joining the trucking industry that the opportunity in this industry for women is underestimated and there are many areas for one to succeed in trucking. I am very proud of the amazing women that have stepped up to great responsibility in our company and the industry.