I Followed My Dad’s Career Footsteps

When I first began driving, I realized that I had some trouble with having a good sense of direction, and everyone else knew it, too. So, I did have some people tease me when I told them I was going to school to learn to drive trucks. But in school, I learned what the best truck GPS for 2018 is and I bought one that I use every day. It works well, and it has never failed me. In fact, it has helped me to learn my usual routes so well that I probably wouldn’t have much problem if I chose to turn it off and drive without it. However, I always make sure that I have it with me because my routes can change from time-to-time.

My dad was a truck driver when I was growing up. He often hauled all sorts of shipments across the US. When he had an in-state haul, he sometimes let me come with him during my summer and holiday breaks from school. I loved sitting in the passenger seat and seeing the sights with him. We had really nice, long talks together on those trips, and we really bonded. He drove a semi, and most of them have a sleeping area in the cab. I loved to get up into the bed and look out through the front window as dad drove, too.

Dad’s career as a trucker is what made me want to choose the same for my own career. He’s retired now, but I have often invited him on some of my jobs with me when I have an in-state run to do. Now, dad sits in the passenger seat and I am the driver. Just like when I was a little girl, we still have long talks and enjoy looking at the scenery together. I’m really grateful that we can still do something that we both loved to do when I was a kid. He’s pretty proud of me, and that means a lot to me.