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A Long Way From Home: A Trucker's Life Through A Woman's Eye
     

A Long Way From Home: A Trucker's Life Through A Woman's Eye

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by C L Miller
 

It started out so innocently. I was working for a Las Vegas construction company in the accounting department. My husband, Harry, was driving one of the company's delivery trucks that took supplies to the job sites around the city. One weekend he had an out-of-town run and I got permission to go along for the ride. I was hooked before we'd traveled twenty miles.

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It started out so innocently. I was working for a Las Vegas construction company in the accounting department. My husband, Harry, was driving one of the company's delivery trucks that took supplies to the job sites around the city. One weekend he had an out-of-town run and I got permission to go along for the ride. I was hooked before we'd traveled twenty miles.
Truck driving school lasted about four weeks. There were twenty students in the class and only two women, a ratio that reflects the entire industry. I was learning a new skill at age fifty-four, so very different from the quiet and predictable desk jobs I had done in the past.
Being a woman in a man's world can be challenging, is rarely boring, and is surprisingly comfortable. I have been treated with respect by my fellow Drivers and accepted with out hesitation or condescension. There are no barriers.
If, a half-dozen yeas ago, someone had told me I'd be doing this job today, I would have laughed them off. Ten years ago, I would have assumed them to be certifiably insane.
Yet, here I am.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151968300
Publisher:
C L Miller
Publication date:
06/06/2015
Series:
A Long Way From Home: A Trucker's Life Through A Woman's Eye
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
322 KB

Meet the Author

C L Miller is a sixty-two year old woman truck driver who teams with her husband. They drive over-the-road in the United States and Canada. Prior to getting her CDL, she worked in a library and in accounting. She calls this new adventure her ‘mid-life crisis career” and has recorded her journeys in the continuing series “A Long Way From Home: A Trucker’s Life Through A Woman’s Eye”. She occasionally detours into fiction, as in “Pivotals” and “First Fruits”. She welcomes comments and questions, and can be contacted at clmiller.author@gmail.com.

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A Long Way From Home: A Trucker's Life Through A Woman's Eye 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining & true to life read. Interested in a career in trucking or enjoy traveling? Check it out! I will be reading all of the parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tells the life of Truck Drivers in a fun and imaginative way. As a Driver, I enjoyed it and would recomend it to others.