I am a 42 year old Owner Operator in Wasilla, Alaska. I bought my first truck when I was 29 years old. I was a single mother of 3 who needed to find a better way to support my boys than the minimum wage jobs I was working. I used the last $3000 I had to my name for a down payment on a truck and jumped in with both feet! I have hauled all over the nation and Canada and have hauled a vast array of loads. I have hauled gravel, aphalt, heavy equipment, glass panes for highrise buildings, drilling platforms for the oil rigs on the slope, hay, and for 9 years I hauled live fish for The Alaska Department of Fish and Game. You name it I have probably hauled it. I was among just a handful of women drivers in Alaska and worked hard to get respect from the men who thought I was taking a job away from a man. Those same people are some of my best friends now! I have taken jobs driving for JB Hunt, Georgetown Transportation and many others when in the beginning when I could not find work for my own truck. I worked hard to raise my boys and make my equipment payments. I wouldn’t say I am the most beautiful but I am proud of what I have done and how far I have come!
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