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Learn What It's Like to Be a Trucker From a Lady's Perspective

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Meet Bethany, a third-generation female truck driver who keeps a blog that she hopes will "refute some common misconceptions about truck drivers as a community."

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In her "about me" on One Girl Trucking, she writes:

My career choice is both demanding and rewarding, just like most things in life that are truly good. Trucking has empowered me and made me realize that a determined woman can succeed in anything she sets her sights on, even in a profession that tends to automatically question whether she “has what it takes.” It has given me the opportunity to travel to places and meet people I wouldn’t have otherwise. It has filled me with confidence in my strength and abilities as a business owner, (in a way a 9-5 office job never could), and provided me with the life I love so much: debt-free, fulfilled and surrounded by everything I hold dear.

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Bethany is currently on blogging hiatus, but check out her archives for tips on decorating your truck and insights on dating a trucker. She also frequently updates her Tumblr with beautiful archival trucking photos, memes ("Keep calm if a girl in a Peterbilt passes you") and snapshots from the road.

[One Girl Trucking]

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VirginiaSeaHorse
Heather Simon

My dad was a 25-year-career trucker. My mom taught me the ways of the trucker when I was 14. When a trucker wants to get into my lane, I give them plenty of room and flash my headlights at them to let them know when it's safe. They flash their tail-lights at me in response.

When I drove down to Eugene, OR for FW, the truckers were the courteous fellow roadies. It was the douchebag asshole in the silver Dodge Charger that made me call 911 for his aggressive driving.

Moar truckers, please.