Summer Jakopak is a fun, upbeat, married (that's her with her husband pictured above), mother of two preteens; and she is also a truck driver. When she isn't driving for K&J Trucking, Summer loves riding her horses, being with her husband and kids, and destroying sterotypes about female truck drivers. Read more about Summer in this Q&A below.
Q: When did you start working for K&J Trucking? How did you hear about them?
Q: Owner Operator or Company driver?
Q: What do you like the most about K&J Trucking?
Q: What is the hardest part about being a truck driver?
Q: If there is one misconception about truck drivers that you could clear up, what is it and why does it bother you?
Q: What is it like being a female truck driver?
Q: How do you keep your relationship with your husband healthy while on the road?
Q: How do you keep in touch with your kids while on the road?
Q: What is the craziest load you’ve hauled?
Q: What is your funniest trucking story?
Q: Which routes do you like the best? Worst?
Q: Favorite song to sing on karaoke night?
Q: What is your goal for the next year either professionally or personally?
We will be following Summer as she works to lose weight and gain health while on the road. She will be filling us in on her small victories and her mistakes as she journeys to better health as a female truck driver. If you want to follow along with Summer's journey, make sure to subscribe to our blog in the right sidebar.