2014 Most Beautiful finalists

Patty Adams

Adams has been trucking for 30 years and says she had to learn to stand up for herself.

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Kimberly Myers

1. Why I got into trucking… There is no short, easy answer. Trucking was something I always wanted to do, it was like an infatuation I had growing up playing with cars and trucks instead of dolls, and traveling with my mom and dad in their camper with the “big rigs”. Having my first son when I was 17, being a single mom, getting married when I was 20 and having 2 more children before ...

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Sonja Morris

Name: Sonja "SAM" MorrisOccupation: O/O single OTR driver 48 statesCompany: MGR ExpressYears driving: 11What do you haul?: currently-AKF, previously Ive hauled cars and trucks on  a wrecker, oil field fluids in tankers, winch trucks, flatbed, reefer, and doubles. 1. Why did you get into trucking?  I saw a chance to finally become an independent  woman. I was able to support my daughter and be a  strong and positive influence. 2. If you could take one person on the road ...

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Shanae Burshem

Name:  Shanae BurshemOccupation:  Company DriverCompany:  Eckblad Trucking, Inc.Years driving:  3What do you haul?:  Grain 1.     Why did you get into trucking?After getting laid off from my office job, I struggled finding work. I had known Kevin Eckblad (Eckblad Trucking) for years, and he offered me the chance. I figured, “What have I got to lose?” And I’ve never looked back (unless I’m backing into a farm-yard, of course). 2.     If you could take one person on the ...

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Emily Weymouth

Name: Emily Ann WeymouthOccupation: Truck driverCompany: Dennison Lubricants Years driving: 1 1/2 yearsWhat do you haul: Motor oil and other lubricants 1. Why did you get into trucking? When I was younger I always loved the challenge of being better than the boys and showing them up. Now I have the passion to succeed in this industry and show that this can be a woman's world as well. It feels great knowing I can be as good as ...

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Cheryl Lannigan

Name: Cheryl D. LanniganOccupation: Owner OperatorCompany: Road RunnerYears driving: 8 yrs.What do you haul? Containers 1. Why did you get into trucking? I became a truck driver because it was my lifelong dream. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a big rigger. On many trips to Florida as a kid sitting in the backseat, I was counting and learning the different semi truck makes and models. I was also waving to the ...

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Anna Sosnina

Name: Anna SosninaOccupation: Professional DriverCompany: Silver Sate Lines Inc.Years driving: 2 Years OTR in AugustWhat do you haul?: Anythung they can fill a 53 foot dry van with. 1.   Why did you get into trucking? I was looking thru some jobs adds in the newspaper when I saw that add saying: "Enroll now and get behind the wheel in as little as 4 weeks". I'm a girl that likes challenges and at that point, I thought it ...

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Michele Pruitt

Michele PruittTruck driverH&H transport18 yearsUsps mail 1. Why did you get into trucking? I was in management for a local convenience store chain and I was sent to a store with diesel pumps. Truck drivers kept coming in telling me where they were headed and I thought that sounded so cool... To travel the country and get paid for it. I went to school and here I am still loving it! 2. If you could take one ...

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Jennifer Marcu

Name: Jennifer MarcuOccupation: Independent Contractor/DriverCompany: FedEx Custom CriticalYears driving: 5 yearsWhat do you haul?: Expedited freight, Temperature Validated Division  1.     Why did you get into trucking? When I met my now husband, he was a truck driver. After our first date, I knew in my heart that he was the one I was going to marry. Six dates later, I gave up school, power-shopping, partying and living like a typical 23 year old, to go out on ...

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Ingrid Brown

Name: Ingrid BrownOccupation: Professional Truck DriverYears driving: 34 years, 29 OTRWhat do you haul?:  Reefer, Dry Freight to West Coast, Produce back to North Carolina, Solo  1. Why did you get into trucking?Born into a large road construction company and being a shadow to my daddy, my brother and my granddaddy was the beginning of trucking. My mama tried to keep me frilly and she accomplished it even while I was in the dirt pile playing with my dump ...

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