2018 Bennett Woman Driver of Excellence Award Recipient
Pat served during Desert Shield/Storm. She dedicated 12 years to the Military as a radioman, specializing in communications technology.
She gave up her navy Career to raise 4 children and in 1977 went to Truck Driving School to start her career in trucking. Within 6-7 months, she became an Owner/Operator leasing her own truck.
She received a business degree and is a very successful business women as well as part of a team with her partner Tom, working for our AA&E Division for Bennett Heavy and Specialized. She is know for her Integrity, Honesty, and dependability.
Patricia said she loves being on the road with Tom – we compliment each other, we work together to accomplish each other’s dreams. That is why we work better together as a team.
As a member of Women in Trucking, Pat feels the importance of working in an industry where females are extremely impactful. Pat wishes to use her presence as a female trucker to overcome the stigma that women are of lesser value in the workforce. She speaks words of encouragement to other women, such as believe in yourself, follow your heart and chase big dreams. Most importantly, we can do anything men can do and more.
Patricia likes to mentor new drivers to assist with their success, she just helped with our truck show in Dallas and she and Tom are going to help with our Wreaths Across America project in December delivering a load of Wreaths to Andersonville to be placed on the graves of our fallen soldiers.
Pat embodies the endurance of a soldier, persistence of a women, combined with the dedication of a trucker. Her motto is, anything worth having is worth working hard for.
Patricia certainly exemplifies our Women of Excellence.