q and a with prime driver Lorrie Knapp
I've always wanted to be a truck driver, but I chose not to pursue it for awhile because of my children. I started off by driving a school bus for 36 years and then started training new drivers for 25 years. It was a great job to raise my children because I was home nights, weekends, holidays and summers. I retired for about a year and then decided to try my hand at truck driving at 55 years old.
"When I got back on the road my legs hurt so bad that I would be in tears just on the walk from the fuel island to the bathroom. I didn't know what was wrong. Finally, in 2017 I found an answer."- Lorrie Knapp
I started driving for Prime in 1999 when I was only 22 years old. Back then, like most 22 year olds, I wasn't really concerned about my health. I ate whatever I wanted because I never thought it would actually affect me. I didn't start focusing on my health until the doctor gave me the scare of a lifetime. I knew then and there that if I was going to enjoy life to its fullest that I had to take a completely different approach with my health choices.
"Love yourself to want to get healthy for your family, your kids, and yourself most importantly." -Emily Plummer
My health journey started back in 2016 a year before I started OTR, I was twenty-one and weighed in at 480lbs. Working out wasn’t new to me, as I participated in multiple sports throughout high school, but working out while maintaining healthy eating habits was a foreign concept.
2016 started like any other yearly physical, but this time instead of the doc telling me about my weight, he simply asked me if I wanted to live to see thirty. It was the wakeup call I needed.