She went from Amish, to Cake Decorator, to Champion Semi Driver
July 9, 2014
An Amish buggy, it's not exactly 80 tons of monstrous truck.
A grocery store job frying doughnuts and decorating cakes, it's not exactly hauling twin beds of freight 10 hours in the dark, wee hours overnight.
But Verna Gillen, a 49-year-old Columbus, Ind. woman took a definite U-turn in life, and now she lives her dream on the open roads.
"I decided I wanted to drive a truck, but I never thought I'd really be doing it," she said. "On my 40th birthday, I thought 'You know what? It's now or never.'"
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