When this Desiree Wood first hit the internet with her story about being a woman in the trucking industry, she was an interesting read. Then, she had an interview or two with the washed up Dan Rather, and she has made quite a (questionable) name for herself.
Suddenly, she is billing herself as "THE woman trucker's 'advocate'" against so-called abuse against the women in the industry. I have been following her and her rants, and have noticed that she takes personal delight in "sensationalizing" events, and twisting truths to fit her own purpose. Then, for some reason, she started attacking a woman's trucking organization, women in trucking I think it is, and bashing, slandering the woman who runs it. I later found out it was because she was a member, but her mental disease became so intolerable, and her behavior so unacceptable, that they finally just threw her out of the organization. This particular organization is Christian based, to their credit, they were going to forgive and take her back as a member, but Desiree's insanity got in the way.
THEN, if that were not enough, she started picking on a couple of middle aged ladies who (and I investigated them) haven't done a mean thing to anyone, from what I have learned through various conversations with women truck drivers, that this Desiree Wood person is someone to be avoided, and to take most of what you read with a grain of salt. Every time she is craving attention, she blogs and tries to divide people, and create tension where none should exist. She claims that "we should all be on the same page", but on the other hand, she starts fights, and damages good reputations.
Desiree Wood is one of the biggest liars and hypocrites, I was amazed at the amount of people who came forward and shared her personal emails and conversations, they are all eager to see this woman get her come uppance. Also, I don't know the validity of this, but more than one male driver claims that they saw this woman going from truck to truck at the Memphis, TN TA Truck stop, she went into one truck and didn't come out for over an hour. Supposedly, she left her poor dog in her own truck, alone, while she bedded down with a truck driver there. So, is she a closet truck stop w***e? A formally "battered" woman who is so desperate for attention that she will stoop at nothing to feed her tortured soul?
Just beware this woman, or better yet, ignore her. I hear that she is quick to "befriend" you, garnering whatever information she can use to twist to suit her own purposes. With all of the lies that she tells, and her gift of gab, perhaps she should become a politician.
My final conclusion after researching, following her, and listening to her over the internet radio shows, is that she is in dire need of psychological help, and medicine to help her better cope with her severe bi-polar disorder. She certainly fits all the criteria of a severe manic depressive type personality. Full of grandiose behavior, then she will quiet down for a while, then she will go into a manic stage again.
She is a very mentally disabled and deeply disturbed individual, and I also heard that she purposely injured herself so that she could collect workman's comp, or disability from the Covenant trucking outfit that she works for and stay home with her dog, and therefore have more free time to indulge her mental illness by blogging lies and cyber bullying people over the internet. I also heard that Covenant can't wait to get rid of her, they put on a nice face when she is around, they know that she would be quick to sue them, so for now, they are handling her with kid gloves.
I have no doubt that she will milk her company for all that is it worth, just like she is milking her five minutes of fame with the once esteemed Dan Rather.
There are many good trucking sites on the internet, there are people who are trying to make positive changes in the industry, and they accomplish their goals without belittling or beating down others to elevate themselves. This is one person who is NOT accomplishing much of anything, she is all show, all talk, and nothing solid to back it up. Desiree is such a good con artist, that there are those who take her babble as gospel.
Avoid and beware of this Desiree Wood, she is nothing but trouble. Frankly, the thought of her driving a tractor trailer personally makes me nervous. I have been told that she was texting on her phone while driving that huge vehicle. That just in itself is a frightening prospect.
Take whatever you read or hear that comes out of her mouth, with a grain of salt.
Those "in the know" just laugh at her. I pity her, she needs some serious help.