Working Show Truck Of The Month: Heather Logue/Logue Farms Transport
By Robert Conrad
If you saw Heather Logue walking on a busy sidewalk you'd probably never guess that she drives a dump truck for a living. She doesn't exactly fit the profile of your average trucker but this 25-year-old young lady from Connecticut can stand toe to toe with her male counterparts when it comes to shifting gears and driving trucks.
Heather hauls contaminated soil with Logue Farms Transport's sparkling, blue 2006 Peterbilt 379 tri-axle dump truck. Logue Farms Transport, LLC is owned by Heather's parents, Carol & Daniel Logue, and she has been shifting gears for just over 2 years.
The trucks brilliant blue cab and matching dump body are complimented by just enough chrome and polished aluminum to make it stand out in a crowd. Less is more on this blue beauty and the Logues have kept the truck looking sharp and simple. They have added single headlights, a drop visor, extra cab lights on polished panels, and polished aluminum rims all around. Power comes from a CAT C15 625 engine that's paired with an Eaton/Fuller 18-speed transmission, and a set of 44,000 lb rears.
Heather Logue has certainly chosen a unique career path that most 25 year-old girls wouldn't dream of but she couldn't be happier. Trucking is in her blood and she wanted to send a big thanks out to her parents, Carol & Daniel Logue for buying her the truck and letting her be a part of the family business. She also thanked Gary for teaching her how to drive. Finally, Heather credits Regis Beaudoin, Stork & Kevin Rietdyke, Kyle Schmitz, and Tony Tolliver for all of their pointers and tips that have helped make her a better driver.
Logue Farms, based in scenic Woodbury, CT, was established in 1905 and has stood the test of time thanks to great service and a willingness to change and adapt with the times. Heather Logue is helping to continue the Logue Farms' family tradition. Heather said that her most memorable experiences thus far have been learning to work with different materials such as asphalt, learning to work with the milling machines, and getting used to the incredible amount of paperwork that goes along with driving a truck.
We at Movin' Out salute Logue Farms Transport for their classy dirt-hauling Peterbilt and Heather Logue for all of her hard work and determination in becoming a truck driver. She proves every day that truckin' isn't just for men like it used to be way back in the early days. Who knows, maybe someday Heather will be running the family business and her daughter will get behind the wheel of one of the company trucks!