Never in my life did I think I could make it as long as I have being a truck driver. My dream when my kids were little was to learn to drive a big truck. After all 3 grew up and moved away, I decided it was time to learn! I went to driving school and got my CDL. All of my friends and family didn’t think I would make it out on the road, They even made bets saying that I would only last 3 months or less. Eleven years later I am still driving and loving it!. I was named 2011 Schuster Co driver of the year, participated in the 2012 Iowa Driver Championship, and was nominated along with 12 others as Iowa Motor Transportation Associations 2012 Driver of the year. This job has given me opportunities I never would have been able to do. Not only have I traveled the U.S. and Canada, but I have been able to afford to visit Europe about 7 times. The best part is being able to see my kids and grandkids all over the United States whenever I choose to.