Susan Duffie

Updated Mar 16, 2015

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I’m not the most beautiful. I have been around the trucking industry all my life. My dad started driving a truck back when my siblings and I were still in diapers. I always wanted to drive a truck because of him and my Mom. My parents started driving team back in the early ’80s and I so badly wanted to drive and asked my dad to teach me and he told me there it is get in it and go. Now that was old school learning and I did it but, it would be years before I would drive for a living.

I grew up got married had my son and went to college but was never satisfied working behind a desk, so when I married my third husband the company we worked for asked us to drive team and so the adventure begins . I have hauled freight of all kinds from east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between. I was a company driver for about four years and for the last fifteen years an owner operator working with my family hauling cattle to the mid-west. I am divorced and my son is grown with a family of his own and he and I drive team hauling cattle. I own two Kenworths. One is 2001 and the other is an 1986 and a spread axle 53′ Eby Livestock trailer. God and Life are good and I have no regrets about my decision to drive a truck for a living. I guess you could say I’ll be driving till the day I die just like my Dad.

So to sum it all up as to why I am the Most Beautiful, I’m not. I love what I do for a living and I wouldn’t change anything about my life. I owe all that I am to two people in my life that had to sacrifice all their life in the trucking industry so that my family and I could have a better life than them. That alone made me more determined to do the same for my family. In closing the old saying I’ll be a trucker till the day I die I guess that would be me.

Submitted by Susan Duffie, owner-operator
Roanoke, Alabama