You never know what life is going to dish out. One minute you’re set on buying a banana split at the trusty truck stop and the next you’re delivering an 8-pound baby girl.
Monica Tate is a businesswoman whose office happens to be rolling on 18 wheels. Dressed professionally, hair fixed, nails trimmed, painted and not a chance she’d be caught in flip-flops while on the job, Tate, 45, said she’s often mistaken for a new hire when picking up loads as an owner-operator.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Alphonso McDuffy had a dream of one day being a chef. After graduating with a degree in food science from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky, McDuffy had worked his way up and reached the coveted position of executive sous-chef, the second in command of a kitchen, at the ritzy Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Chicago.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Driving trucks on the Dalton Highway is an adventure, which is why Jack Binder has braved the famed highway since it opened in 1974.
As a kid, trucker John Healey said he was good at Tetris — letting the pieces fall into the right slots on the popular video game.