Owner-Operator of the Month

| January 01, 2012

Jeanette Simpson

1963: Born in Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia

1999: Immigrated to the U.S.; obtained work rights and CDL; became driver for Keystone Freight

2001: Purchased first truck, a 1997 Kenworth T600

2002: Leased to Landstar

2007: Started new business and purchased current truck, 1999 Freightliner Century

2010: Became U.S. citizen


The Cab’s Furry Fixture

Kittie, a white-nosed gray Tabby, came into Simpson’s life roughly seven years ago when the feline was dumped behind her trailer at just a few weeks old. Kittie’s called the truck home ever since, Simpson says. “She’s great company. I don’t know what the truck would be like without her.”

Jeanette Simpson is a finalist for the 2012 Owner-Operator of the Year, which is sponsored by Overdrive and the Truckload Carriers Association. The winner will be announced at TCA’s annual convention, March 3-6, 2013, at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada.