I always had a desire to start my own trucking business, but I did not have any knowledge on how to start it. One day, at a truck stop on Oregon, I met a women named Darlene, who has be driving for 20 yrs, on her own authority. She was the first women I have seen out there besides myself that dress like and look like a women driving a truck. Majority of the women out there dress and look like guys. Within 3 hours, she explain to me what you need to do to start your business. She convinced me that I could do it and be very successful. After going over and over in my head the comversation with Darlene, I decided to apply for a loan to get a truck from select truck. They had a advertisement for $1,000.00 dollars down, and drive off with your own truck. I applied and 2 days later I received a call from Oscar, from Select truck in Kansas City, MO. letting me know I was approved for a truck.
I was very excited!! the catch to this was I had to get transportation to Kansas to pickup the truck. What was amazing, they sent me a plane ticket, and a limo to pick me up at the airport. the limo took me to a hotel paid by the company. I the next day I was picked up by Oscar, he took me to the company. I met the staff, picked out my truck, a white freightliner columbia 2002. Purchcase my truck head to Texas and started our business. Within 3 months I made over $120,000 dollars.
It has been 3 yrs now and I have accomplished making $250,000 a year. It was hard when the fuel prices started to rise in 2007, but we hung in there. Because my husband and I are survivors, we stayed prayed up and we made it through the hard times.
Always follow your dreams, then start livin the dream!!