Heather Bennett

| February 14, 2013

Heather Bennett 2I have been trucking since I was 23 years old. Before that I was a trucker in the military and was deployed to Iraq from 08/06-06/07 where I drove the lead gun truck in convoys from Tal-afar to Mosul and a few smaller towns. I have seen many IEDs and even been shot at. Which left me a disabled veteran because of PTSD. Coincidentally my birthday is 9/11 and I was at the towers just two weeks before they came down.

I currently own and operate a semi with my boyfriend, leased to Mercer Transportation. My life in trucking started young as my dad and several family members trucked back in the day. I love my country and have seen all except one state from the wheel.

Why me: I would love to be part of this program because I want to stand proud and strong and free. This is a great opportunity to show how I beat the odds in Iraq and represent women truckers and women vets across the country, even if only a wall in some office. Still, maybe somebody will look up and think about the daughters, sons, mothers and fathers lost in the desert and out here on the road? Despite all that, I keep on trucking!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-L-Reid/1150675293 Steve L Reid

    Good Luck Heather….

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.bennett.3150 Heather Bennett

    Ty sooo much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/backwoodb13 Tiffany Fallon

    My vote goes to you chick!

  • Gene Mears

    My vote is and always will be foe HEATHER, she is one hell of a good person and friend. You go girl.

  • kb8zxt

    She is smart and what you see is what you get. Tells it like it is and knows how to keep their truck running without a lot of dead heading. I wish I could do what she does. She has my vote.

  • Debra

    You’ve had my vote all your life… Good Luck… PA is rooting for you

  • Debra

    Grandma and Granpa send their votes from NJ!!!!!!!!!

  • Auntie Kim

    Good luck Heather…you are a really beautiful person both inside and out! Love ya Cheezes ;)