“Women provide a new perspective and will only help the industry as a whole.”
CFO, PALLETIZED TRUCKING INC.
WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN TRUCKING?
After graduating college, I began working for my grandmother at the trucking company my grandparents founded in 1969. After my grandparent’s sold the business, I began taking on new roles and more responsibility within the company, which is when I began learning more fully about the family business.
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR PROUDEST MOMENTS?
When my dad was sick with terminal lung cancer, he encouraged me to work hard and ‘take the bull by the horns. A few months after my father passed away, I was promoted to CFO, one of my proudest moments. It was a huge accomplishment and a way to honor my dad and my grandparents, and an awesome way to serve my family and our industry.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR WOMEN LOOKING TO GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
In a male dominated industry, women provide a new perspective and will only help the industry. I encourage other women interested in joining this “fun” industry to get ready to be surrounded by hard working people who really have a passion for the industry and be ready to put in some time. This business never stops.