Wow, life is funny. You think you have it all figured out and then things change. But can you imagine in the span of 18-years going from living an Amish life to driving a semi on long haul routes? That is an incredible metamorphosis. But that is exactly the story of an Indianapolis woman. It's rare enough to be a woman in the male-dominated field, but to be a former Amish woman driving a semi. That is probably one of a kind! I do know of one Plain Brethren man who drives a long-haul semi as his job.
In another life I might have found it fun to be a semi-driver. There's a pull to the open road, the 24-hour diners, the powerful engines that are all part of the trucker mystique. But my depth perception would have kept me out of that job. I have enough issues backing up my car or trying to parallel park, I doubt I'd fare well in a truck cab.
Click here to read this incredible story. Keep on truckin' Verna!
It might be easier to be a long haul trucker now that they have all the computer hookups in the cab for the logbooks and they can't be fudged. But years ago my DH trained as a trucker and found that there was a big difference between a "legal" logbook, and an "honest" logbook, and so he quit. He also had this discussion one time at a supper at someone's house who was a trucker. They discussed it back and forth and heard later this plain man quit trucking all together.