My Husband's team driver is a woman
by Darlyn Clark
(Casper, Wyoming, USA)
My husband's team driver is a woman. They drive between 5,550 to 7,500 miles a week. When she first got into the truck, she was shy. She grew up in a little town in Wyoming and had never been anywhere.
At first, she was harassed by male drivers. In fact, one day a male driver refused to let her fuel the truck. She never complained or even woke up my husband. I work over nights. So with our Blue Parrots on, we began chatting.
I explained to her that she has every right to be on the road in that truck. She has proven herself to be just as good, if not better than a lot of drivers. As her self confidence increased, so did her enjoyment of driving.
She now walks around with her head held high, doesn't let anyone give her a bad time, and even chats on the CB. She tells me that she finds it an asset most of the time being a woman on the road.
With her new found confidence, she is finding she can joke around with the male truckers, get what she needs done without harassment, and proudly wear the title "Mother Trucker".
My husband's team driver is a mother of two beautiful daughters, ages 2 & 7, and is married to a very supportive husband. She tells me the biggest problem she has trucking is family and friends who consider her selfish for not being home with her children. No way is she selfish.
Due to trucking, she is now capable to give her daughters more than ever before.
I, for one, am very proud of her as is her husband and my husband as well.