Profile For Stacie T.

Stacie T.'s Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 2 months ago

Stacie T.'s Bio

I am a 46 year old single mom of a 25 year old daughter and I am about to welcome my first grandchild sometime in April. I've raised my daughter for the last twenty-something years and I've also worked a few different jobs so you might say I'm a jack-of-all-trades? But here recently within the last year I survived a little bit of a skin cancer scare back in July 2016. I don't have to see my doctor for a whole year thank goodness! So it was like the best news ever for me! Back in 2011 I took it upon myself to take truck driving classes from a small College in Omaha Nebraska and I obtained my commercial driver's license and got to drive for a large company out of Omaha Nebraska. I found my FIT and I enjoyed what I did and I was comfortable with the responsibility. But thanks to a couple of health issues including a couple of surgeries I haven't driven for about five years now and I'm going to get back out there in May. I've put in about 10 years at a hospital as a Certified Pharmacy Technician so I know my medications and my medical terms. I love camping and fishing and being outside and I do like 18 wheelers and I also like NASCAR. I want to purchase a place either in Southwest Missouri or Northern Arkansas so I can have a place to go and relax and fish and unwind at times. Someplace south of Branson Missouri because I just absolutely love it down there, even though I grew up in Iowa and Iowa is my home and will always be my home. I do have a nine year old Pomeranian who is attached at my hip...Lol... he's a very good dog and he's not an annoying one like some dogs can be.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

View Topic:

What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

I worked as a Hospital pharmacy technician for 10 years on overnights and I also was raising my daughter. Somehow I think without my control I lost my job at the hospital when I found out I had a skin cancer spot that was down to my skull so I had to have it removed. I am cancer-free and looking to get back into truck driving in May 2017. I would go sooner but my daughter is having a baby boy in April. My first grandchild 🤗 I have a little bit of experience but it's been a few years since I've driven but I really really loved it. In 2011, I drove for Werner Enterprises. I drove from Omaha Nebraska to Iowa City Iowa Monday through Friday and I really liked my job but I ended up getting sick and had to have surgery. I ended up having to have a full hysterectomy but I feel much better! So I had a couple of health issues but I feel really good and I'm glad I'm healthy. Dad has been a truck driver for 50 years yet he's going to retire soon! I even had plans to go to pharmacy school but when I had my skin cancer removed I had a change of heart and told myself if there's anything I can do well I'm still here I like to drive semi again and go to all points of the United States. It is a good way to see the country geographically but it's also more than that. I didn't mind the lifestyle and I liked the responsibility. I could ramble on but won't! I currently work at Harrah's Casino in the bank as a cashier. I'm excited to leave that atmosphere and do what I really want to do...... I love life!!❤ that skin cancer scare changed me.... I loved life before I love it even more now❤

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More