The Trucker Spotlight series explores the lives of truckers and their journey to make a difference in their industry. We interview different truck drivers to understand some life lessons that make them who they are today. We also learn more about their motivations, and the problems that they encounter on the job. We also tackle how Trucker Path’s solutions helped them with what they do. The information that they provide helps inform other people who are looking to delve into the trucking world.
Today we are putting the spotlight on Tierra Allen, AKA The Sassy Trucker on Youtube. She’s been driving for 3 1/2 years now. She enjoys driving and traveling the world and wanted to drive a truck since she was 18. Let’s get to more about Tierra and her sassy life of trucking.
What made you decide to be a trucker?
I decided to become a truck driver because I like the flexible schedule. I like the fact that i don’t have a boss looking over my shoulder 24/7. Most importantly i get paid to travel.
In the years that you have been driving, what are the significant changes that you’ve
noticed in the trucking industry?
I’ve noticed more and more women are getting into trucking.
What made you decide to put up your Youtube channel?
I decided to make a Youtube channel to share my experiences with everyone and to encourage and influence others to decide if they want to become a truck driver.
Any times when you get lonely while driving? How do you deal with it?
Whenever I get lonely, I talk on the phone with friends and listen to podcasts and music.
As a trucker, what are the current struggles in this COVID19 pandemic?
Us truck drivers put our health at risk because we high a high chance of catching Covid19 because we are driving cross country.
What’s your favorite Truck Brand / Model?
My favorite truck is the Kenworth Studio Sleeper .
Aside from being a trucker, any other things you dream of doing?
I want to become an actor.
What’s the best truck stop for you?
The best truck stop for me is Petro truck stop.
What are the common troubles or problems you encounter while trucking?
As a female, I encounter a lot of harassment, hate, and other truckers underestimating me because I am in a male dominated field.
What are your pet peeves while driving/trucking?
I dislike how some cars tend to cut truck drivers off.
What are your trucker essentials when you drive?
Dash cam, GPS, bluetooth headset, refrigerator, microwave, sleeper bag, emergency bag, and boots.
We’re glad that you use the Trucker Path app on your day to day trucking. What features do you enjoy the most?
What I enjoy the most about Trucker Path is the fueling feature.
What are some tips that you would like to share for aspiring truckers?