Boomtown’s Beautiful Trucking Women

Last week, we posted an article about the job boom in North Dakota.  This article focuses on one of the town’s female drivers.

By Robert Johnson– Business Insider

Heather Nehring and her four sisters grew up in the quiet, bucolic enclave of Williston, North Dakota.

Virtually overnight her hometown was overrun by a 21st century oil boom as technology caught up to the Bakken oil deposit, and new fracking techniques started bringing 640 square miles of oil to the surface.

A single mom who drives a Mack truck for Coyote septic systems, Heather is fortunate enough to be able to strap her son into the truck with her and take him on her route.

You pump out their septic tank and you move on, she says. “And we have places where he can get out and run around and stuff.”

The sisters are now collectively called “The Boomtown Girls” as an Atlanta production company picked up on their stories and put together a trailer for a new reality show of the same name.

There’s no word yet on whether the show will be picked up, so in the meantime Heather will keep driving her truck, and stay alert in the frenzied traffic plying the roads of Williston.

It’s not if I get into a wreck,” she says. “It’s when.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/trucker-heather-nehring-talks-about-williston-north-dakota-2012-4#ixzz1rBBSRfIk