by Jordan Smith
(Charleston, SC and Mount Airy, NC)
I am a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina and grew up within spitting distance of the Brintles Truck Stop off I-77 at the NC/VA state line.
Currently, I am a college student at The Citadel, a Military College in Charleston, SC, studying English.
I am about a year away from becoming an Officer in the United States Navy. Being in the Navy has always been half of my life long dream. The other half of my dream is to drive 18-wheelers cross country.
I love to get in my pickup, get out on the interstate and drive. I am hoping to get the free time soon(hopefully this upcoming summer when I am on break from college) to get my CDL to start working on my the second half of my dream of driving Big Trucks. Studying English has lead me to a love of reading and writing.
I really enjoy reading the experiences of drivers and writing down my own experiences while sharing the road them. I have grown up around big trucks. My father works for the power company and I have ridden with him several times in his bucket trucks. A man I consider to might as well be my grandfather, drove trucks for most of his life (and has kids across the country to prove it).
Anyway, I think this is a little glimpse into my life and the impact trucking has had on it.