“There is honestly something for everyone in this field.”
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, POHL TRANSPORTATION
HOW DID YOU FIRST ENTER THE BUSINESS?
I am the Vice President of Marketing at Pohl Transportation, a family business started by my father. Growing up in the industry, the smell of diesel and oil are smells of my childhood! I’ve been working in the industry for 14 years now.
WHAT IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT A CAREER IN TRUCKING?
What I’ve always loved most about trucking is the wonderful people that have come into my life and the comradery with peers across the industry. It is such a special industry to be in!
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL OTHER WOMEN TRYING TO ENTER THE INDUSTRY?
I believe that more women need to be aware of how much potential there is in this industry. I think when people hear the word transportation, they strictly think of driving a truck. Yes, women can drive, and we love our women drivers, but there are just so many facets to this industry. In the office alone there is dispatching, billing, safety, women can be mechanics, and then you can step to the other side of it and work the docks, work in the shipping/receiving department, and then you can look at fuel stops, working the desk, etc. There is honestly something for everyone in this field.