Jessica Samko is an American reality TV star who rose to fame thanks to her work on the TV series Shipping Wars. Her two seasons on the show were more than enough to make her a fan favorite. We all appreciated the female strength she showed and her ability to perform in the most extreme situations.
Unfortunately, the series was canceled in 2015, after which people became increasingly curious about what happened to their favorite star. Well, after the A&E Network series finished, Jessica resumed working as a truck driver.
But what now? What does Jessica Samko do? Is she married? Who is her husband? Find out the answers to these questions, including some interesting facts about her life.
Who Is Jessica Samko? Her Early Life And Wiki
She was born on 1 June 1982 in Amsterdam, New York. She is of American nationality and Ukrainian descent. Samko is the daughter of Christina Buczkowski. Her parents divorced some time ago and her mother is currently married to Kevin Buczkowski.
In addition, she has another brother, Matthew or Samko. Her brother currently works as a real estate agent in Fort Myers, Florida. He also previously worked as a truck driver for Hill and Markes, Inc.
As regards her education, she attended a local school in Amsterdam.
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Jessica Samko Profession: She Is A Trucker For Life
Being a truck driver’s girl is not rocket science. From the very beginning of her life, she knew that one day she wanted to get into a big truck and deliver goods for a living. And, as they say, that luck favors the brave, she pursued her dream, which is quite a challenge for anyone, and became a truck driver.
Moreover, her adventurous nature influenced her decision to become a truck driver. As a child, she always dreamed of working on a cruise ship and traveling around the world. However, when she fell in love with a truck driver, she began to wonder whether she wanted to see the world in the cab of a big truck or from a ship and chose the former.
Talking about her decision to become a truck driver, Jessica told OverdriveOnline,
“It’s the best of both worlds. I get to see the country, I get to do a job I love and now I get to see everything with my boyfriend.”
Jessica started working for Landstar, a company that delivers goods across the country. She then joined her husband Derek Smith at DMS Transport LLC. She then set up her own company, JMS Transport LLC, where she works today.
Jessica Likes Adventure
Even before she started working as a female truck driver, Jessica always loved to stand out, whether it was riding motorcycles or attending rock concerts, she had an independent streak. In an interview with Overdrive Online in 2013, she said, “Jessica is very active because she’s very outgoing and very active,
“I love going to rock concerts. I love rock—I love the energy it gives me—but sometimes I don’t look like I fit in there either.”
“Most of them have mohawks or 90 percent of their body covered in tattoos, and I’m just there on the side.”
Fortunately, she liked all the attention.
How Did Jessica Become A Part Of Shipping Wars?
Jessica’s journey to becoming a cast member is quite interesting. So at a time when she was doing a lot of head-turning, her boyfriend Derek thought it would be a good idea to enter her in Overdrive’s “Most Beautiful” competition. Many other female truck drivers entered the competition.
Although Jessica couldn’t care less if people didn’t like her, her photo simply gave her the chance of a lifetime. You see, around the same time, a producer from the A&E network was casting for the sixth and seventh seasons of Shipping Wars. The producer came across Jessica’s photographs and decided to give her a call, and the rest, as we know, is history. As she rose to national fame, Jessica made sure to thank Overdrive for giving her this opportunity.
She was on the show for two seasons and quickly became a fan favorite. Her unrelenting attitude is what drew fans in her direction. We all wanted so much to see her on the show again, but unfortunately, that was cut short when the show was canceled in 2015. The reason was reported to be due to financial problems.
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Jessica Samko Boyfriend
For a long time, Jessica was in a relationship with a colleague, the truck driver Derek Smith. Her boyfriend is also the owner of DMS Transport, where Samko worked before opening her own transport company. It is not known how these lovebirds met, but we can somehow assume that they probably met while doing something, trucking, IYKWIM.
After dating for a while, they even got engaged and exchanged vows after a while. Around the time Jessica was filming the TV series “Naval Wars”, she was married to Derek.
However, their relationship did not last and the couple broke up, as can be seen from their Facebook account. They have no children together.
She is currently enjoying her single life with herself and her pet dogs.
How Much Is Jessica Samko’s Net Worth?
At the moment she has a total net worth of $750k USD. Most of her income comes from her work in the transport sector. She also received a large salary for her work on the film “Shipping Wars”.
Quick Facts About Jessica Samko
|Full Name:||Jessica Samko|
|Born Date:||01 Jun, 1982|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius, Libra|
|Profession:||Truck driver, the reality star|
|Birth Place||New York|
|Siblings||1 (Will Buczkowski)|
|Jessica Samko Twitter|