It’s been a while since the last time I was a truck driver.
I was at the airport when my wife was born, and we had to rush back to get to work.
I’d gotten my license, and I had to wait for my paperwork to be processed.
Then, in the midst of that, my wife’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
She’d been in the hospital for two years, and she was still dying.
When I got home, I went straight to work, hoping to catch a bus home with a new child.
I remember thinking, This is it.
But when I got to work on the morning of April 15, 2017, I realized the situation I was in wasn’t as dire as I had imagined.
I wasn’t the only one who lost a job in the auto-transportation industry.
My family had been in a similar situation when they had their baby girl.
We were told we’d have to wait three weeks to be let back in.
We weren’t let in for three weeks.
When we got home to our small house, we were told our daughter was going to die, too.
That was our first glimpse of what would happen to me and my family.
But it didn’t end there.
The day after my daughter was born in January 2018, the company I worked for told us they had to cut a new contract to keep me on.
It was the most devastating thing I’d ever experienced in my life.
When my contract was cut, I felt like I was going back to school, but I knew it was all a trap.
I told my boss I wanted to go back to work and asked if he could help me get the paperwork I needed.
He said yes.
I got back to my desk, but when I went to get the new paperwork, I found that it wasn’t signed yet.
When they came back from the office, I was told the company had changed their mind.
They said they were moving me to another position.
I thought I’d been moved.
My contract was back, and they were still working with me, but they weren’t letting me work in the trucking business again.
So, my family went back to where they were from.
They worked at a Walmart and a Walmart-owned convenience store, but after two years they were let go.
I had no idea how I’d end up where I was today.
I lost my wife, my three-year-old daughter, and my husband.
I’ve been trying to get out of this.
It’s a nightmare that I can’t ever get out from, but this is what it’s like.
The worst part of it is that we’re still here.
I’m not going to stop fighting for what’s right.
I don’t want to get back to that point.
It is a lot to take on.
And I know that for some people, this is the first time they’ve been able to fight for what they believe in.
The fact is, it’s really tough to do what you believe in when you’re fighting for something that’s not right.
But that’s what I’ve done.
I have a lot of friends who lost their jobs in this industry, and now I’m trying to do the same thing.
I still get the job I want to do, and that’s good, but my goal is to get into the truck-driving industry, where I can make a lot more money and have more options for my family, my friends, and the world.
This is what my goal has been since I started driving a truck: to help people.
We have to get more people out of poverty, so we can get people back to the workforce and make a better life for our families.
And that’s something that has always been in my heart.
What you need to know about: Truck drivers’ union union, National Motorists Association