Emma Stevens (aka thequeenbtrucker) is now 27-years-old and a lorry driver based in Somerset.
“If someone had told me back in school that I was going to be a lorry driver at 18, I would have laughed!
“I used to ride shotgun with my dad for many years as a kid. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I left school and college so I went with my dad on a few night shifts on tarmac work. I then thought to myself ‘how hard could it be?’
“At the age of 18 I passed my Class 2. I started off driving a 12 ton DAF doing local deliveries but soon got fed up with doing that so asked my dad if I could drive the 8-wheelers and do nights. I went on to do nights for 2 years and really enjoyed it!
“At the start of 2014 I passed my Class 1 (I’ve never used it, but I’ve always had it under my belt). A couple of months after that I asked my dad about setting up our own company – he laughed and didn’t take me seriously to start with, but with gentle persuasion he said yes!
“At the age of 20 I became an owner driver and bought my first lorry. I worked in Tarmacs Quarry for a few years, starting off on nights then jumping on to days permanently.
“In 2017 I bought a brand new scania G450 and changed to Wainwrights Quarry. The old man soon joined me in 2018 with another brand new Scania G450 and I passed my International Operators CPC.
“So, here we are in 2021! I’ve just sold my 2017 scania and soon expect my 2021 Scania R540.