The well-manicured nails and the freshly styled
hair are no indication of the profession of 43-
year-old Clinton resident DaLina Zbinden.As a single parent of then young girls, DaLina always did what she needed to do to make ends meet for her family. At times, it meant two or more jobs, but she did “whatever I had to do to make a living.” However, in the recesses of her mind, DaLina dreamed of driving a truck.
There was a lot of prejudice against women in the truck driving industry in the 1990s, DaLina said, which caused difficulty finding work in the industry. The few places that would hire a woman provided only seasonal work.
She was unhappy that she was unable to find permanent employment as a truck driver, but DaLina took the work she could get—until she got her “big break.”For the complete article see the 01-22-2013 issue.
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