I started this blog as a way to consolidate my ideas from other projects.
I entered trucking in 2007 and began writing about my struggles to get safe training.
My Mission is to help others by sharing information that I had to learn the hard way.
My initial concern was student truckers, primarily women who have had violence acted upon them during their student phase and simply quit because they are made to feel ashamed or responsible.
Over the course of my writing, many people have contacted me on multiple topics that spurred my interest to become more involved.
Trucking Safety, Truckers Rights, Green Trucking, Animal Welfare, Homelessness, Human Trafficking are just some of the serious topics I intend to discuss
I am a lover of history, travel, animals and learning, learning, learning. I was also a teenage runaway at 14 and Mother by the time I was 15 and again at 19. I spent time in foster homes and on the street. I have incredible ups and downs in my life trying to survive in this crazy world. At the time I entered trucking I had recently been staying in a homeless shelter, was depressed and on medication. My chance to go to truck driving school was a matter of life and death for me and that is why it is so important that I share my journey because I met so many others entering the industry in the same dire straits that I was desperate to emerge from.
Due to my driving schedule I am not always able to write or moderate this blog. I have also founded another project called “REAL Women in Trucking”
Much of my original student trucker horror story was written on my PDA, one letter at a time.
Generally I do not have my laptop accessible so I have learned to accept the imperfections writing in this manner and I embrace my typos and my new no-frills lifestyle as an “Over the Road” Truck Driver.
Some call me a street genius; some think I’m an idiot. I think I’m happy to be both and so from those two misconceptions I developed a character @TruckerDesiree
For my stalkers, I will just say that writing about @TruckerDesiree as if she was a real person is about as ignorant as writing Homer Simpson about leaving his donuts on the control panel of the nuclear facility where he works. I am a complex person with a desire to help others who has flaws.
My Twitter bio is a metaphor, some people “get it” and some do not. Do the math >> ((Pretty+Smart)/Entertaining)=Lethal
I’m clearly reaching the people who I intended to from my social media experiment.
I have made extraordinary new friends on Twitter which has enabled me to connect others to help by using my ability to communicate.
I am confident MY mission truly will be accomplished.
I post pictures regularly of my travels with my dog @TruckingDogKarma who seems to have more fans than I do now.
Just click “Karma” to read about how I met this little career stray and her battle with heart worms.
(That’s Twitter Lingo for See Ya down the Road)