Rikki Shinkle

“The trucking industry is a second family and home.”

DAYTON TERMINAL FLEET MANAGER, M.T.S.

  • WHAT MADE YOU PURSUE A CAREER IN TRUCKING?

    As of today, I have been working for M.T.S. for over 15 years. In my role as fleet manager of the Dayton, Ohio terminal, I oversee the company’s trucking operations. A career in trucking “fell into my lap.” When my friend recommended, I apply for a job in trucking early in my career, I did. I was already very familiar with the industry having worked for my family’s business.

  • HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?

    I have worked in the trucking industry for over 25 years. I first began my career in trucking while working during the summers at a small distribution center in West Virginia owned by a family member. As I progressed in my career, I transitioned into dispatch work while working for Meyer Distribution.

  • WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?

    For me, it is working with the drivers. I love hearing their stories. I encourage other women who are interested in joining the trucking industry to consider it. The trucking industry is a second family and home.

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