Finalist Michele Pruitt: ‘I think beauty is within’
Hometown: Lula, Ga.
Occupation: company driver, H & H Transport Inc.
Years trucking: 18
Hauls: mail to the U.S. Postal Service
“I think beauty is within. It’s all about attitude. I hear a lot of, ‘You don’t look like a truck driver.’ ”
Michele is a self-described “country girl.” She’s usually found wearing her boots, hats and jeans, and her boss at H & H Transport, Jerry Hickox, says she loves riding four-wheelers and going to rodeos on her off time. Hickox remembers when Michele started driving for the company in 2001. “She managed to load and unload several times a day on one of our heaviest routes and kept on schedule,” he says.