OTR Lady Driver

by Fawn Mayon
(Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)



I have been around trucks pretty much my whole life. All of my kin are truckers or have truckers in their families.

I obtained my CDL A in 1999 and due to health reasons I haven't driven otr since Feb 2007. I miss it and in July 09 I went to school and received a certificate for the Driver refresher course.

I have HazMat, tanker, doubles/triples endorsements. It's been difficult trying to get a driving job due to the amount of time off the road.

I enjoyed driving and that's really my life! The male truckers for the most part treated me with respect. There are those that think women out there trucking are there for only one reason....sex. I stood on my own feet and didn't want or let anyone do it for me! I had lot's of compliments on my backing and driving and was told on several occasions that I did it better than most men.

My dispatchers took advantage of me because I don't have much fear and could go where most men didn't want to go and out west in the winter time the roads aren't salted. I did chain up my rig. I got the job done!

I'm from the northwest (rocky mountains) but now I live in Louisiana, USA.

Fawn Mayon

CB Handle 'Wildfire'

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Apr 14, 2010
Wildfire the Lady Truck Ddriver
by: Hervy

Hey Dawn thanks for that great post about being a lady trucker, hope have gotten back on the road by now seems you have the right personality and great attitude to make someone a great driver.

Hope your health is a lot better too.

I believe what your saying with the skills. I think a lot of women who get past the nervous stage could become more skilled than the guys.

I remember trucking school there was 3 women all of them did better than half of the guys from the day we started to the day we finished, (the day I started I should say).

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