I was just coming off running the highway and needed work. It was managements idea to start by own business. It was fairly easy because I was back in the yard with people I knew. Anthony Dyal helped me get my paperwork started by helping me out with invoices. From then on I didn’t punch a clock I just keep track of the work and submit it.
Do you have any advice for women considering a career in transportation?
If you want it, you can do it. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t! There is nothing to say that once your experienced you can’t be one of the best there is just because of the fact your a woman. It’s a trade and it does take practice. The more you do the better you will get! And don’t be scared to ask questions or for help. Better to ask what might seem like a silly question then look silly later on when your in trouble! The rumor is true, this industry is predominately worked in by men. You need to take into consideration the atmosphere around you is going to require you to have a bit tougher skin than most. Just be nice, try hard and anything is possible!!
(Brandi Operating CAT )
Our advice to those who may be entertaining the idea of joining the transportation industry or pursuing a second career, consider an AZ license. Always take advantage of any additional training opportunities your employer offers. At Musket, there are many types of equipment to haul and different divisions to serve. The more training you take on and the more equipment you learn to handle, the more valuable your skills become. There will always be a wealth of working opportunities.