The road is my home
A day in the life
of a women truck driver
Becca does her make up in her truck, using the steering wheel and dashboard to hold her many make-up kits.
Becca is caught in traffic and rain. She tries to park her truck before night fall, but it is hard to find parking in truck stops and illegal to park on the side of the highway in many states.
Becca drops her trailer, detaching it from her cab, so that it can be loaded in a paper mill.
Becca drives her 18-wheeler down the highway on her way to pick up a load.
Becca, who's favorite color is pink, puts in the address of her next delivery in her phone's GPS system.
Becca greases her fourth wheel while waiting for a delivery.
Becca points to photos of her family that she keeps in her visor. She is the single mother of three children, Dalton 25, Cameron, 23, and Allison, 21. She often doesn't see them for months at a time because of her work schedule.
Becca pets Chloe on her seat after coming back to the truck after a delivery. Chloe, like Becca, has a lot of anxiety around being alone.
Becca smokes a cigarette and checks Facebook in her cab after a 14-hour shift. She has to take a 10-hour break, which she usually uses to sleep, shower and do laundry, before she can start her next shift.
Becca walks back to her truck after filing paperwork for a delivery.