Elaine Melcher

Updated Dec 16, 2016
Elaine Melcher

Elaine Melcher

Elaine Melcher

Hometown: Bellingham, Washington

Occupation: company driver for Sanitary Service Company

How long trucking: three months

Hauls: recyclables

“I’ve always liked diesel trucks and was considering training to become a diesel technician. But, once I got behind the wheel, I realized I felt at peace and a sense of freedom on the road. While I don’t have much experience and am just getting started, I feel very confident. From the second I got into the truck, I felt like I had the knack for it.”

As the only female recycle driver in Whatcom County, Melcher spends her days backing up, starting and stopping hundreds of times a day. She’s a fast learner and loves the life already. While she loves how her appearance and youth turns heads, she’s serious about pursing trucking as a profession.

___

Her nomination:

Elaine Melcher is 20 years old and at age 18 moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Bellingham, Washington, leaving home with her dog and $1,000 seeking new experiences and adventure in life. Elaine has a free and wild spirit, and loves to help others.

With her love of diesel trucks, the outdoors, and working hard, Elaine decided to earn a class A CDL in hopes to posses a driving career.

Elaine now currently works at Sanitary Service Company in Bellingham Washington, as a recycle driver. Elaine is the only female recycle driver in Whatcom County.

Showcase your workhorse
Add a photo of your rig to our Reader Rigs collection to share it with your peers and the world. Tell us the story behind the truck and your business to help build its story.
Submit Your Rig
Reader Rig Submission