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.
CB Handle 'Wildfire'