Jone Brewer

Joni Brewer

Occupation category: Truck drivers, heavy and tractor trailer.

Job: Truck driver

Employer: JBJ Trucking, Inc., leased to TSMT

How many hours do you work every week?  “50 to 60.”

What do you like most about this job? “Seeing the United States and traveling.”

What do you like least about this job? “Being away from home and family. Also, dirty truck stops.”

What would you rather be doing? N/A

What do you want to be doing in 10 years? “Retiring and traveling.”

Is this your only job? “Yes. Only job.”

How far do you live from work? “I live in Arkansas.”

Is the price of gas affecting your ability to do your job or get to work? “Yes. Less income.”

What training or education did this job require? “My husband trained me. A CDL (commerical driver’s license) is required.”

Did your employer do your training, or was it outside training or education? “Outside.”

Do you have health insurance? “Yes.”

If yes, how is it provided? “Self pay.”

Do you have paid vacation time? “No.”

Do you have retirement benefits? “No.”

What do you think about the future of jobs in America? “Hoping things will get better for drivers.”

– Michael Glover