I’ve accomplished so much in my driving career that I’m very proud of ,I
Began career in 1991 as an owner op running the day to day activities of running five trucks then later on to driving across Canada and the USA hauling general freight .
Always up for a challenge I spread my wings and decided to try my hand at doing the over size heavy haul , what a rush that was and I loved it . Nothing more in powering than going down the road pulling a big over sized load with escorts .
Two years ago I decided to spread my wings even wider and get into hauling cars , well let me tell you that was a challenge in itself as the company had no female car haulers , bet you can picture me grinning when I pulled out with my first load of cars . Being a stacker ( that’s what they call people who run car carriers ) is something to be proud of And I loved it , I had found my niche in the trucking world . I was fortunate and had a great teacher to show me the ropes of car hauling 101
I’ve been involved in raising money for breast cancer through Trucking for a cure doing convoys , I’ve been a mentor at high schools for profecianal Day .
Through out my career I’ve met some amazing people in the trucking industry and formed beautiful friendships .
I’m saddened to say I’ve had to slow down as I’m once again facing a new chapter in my life I’ve been diagnosed with a rare cancer called carcinoids cancer, it’s cancer of the neuroendocrine system.
This may be one of my toughest challenges so far .Not many have even heard about this cancer so now as my battle begins to survive , I’m also going to raise awareness for carcinoids cancer .
You never know what you will encounter out there on the highway or in your ever day life but the one thing I’ve learned from my experiences , is we all have a future, and the picture of the future is made up of a bunch of tiny dots called “right now “.
Keep on trucking ….
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.