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Jessica Samko is an American reality TV star who became famous for her work on the series, Shipping Wars† Her two seasons on the show were more than enough to make her a fan favorite. We all appreciated her display of women’s strength and ability to perform in the most extreme situations.

Unfortunately, the show was canceled in 2015, after which people became more and more curious about what happened to their favorite star. Well, after finishing the A&E network show, Jessica resumed her job as a truck driver.

But what about now? What does Jessica Samko do? Is she married? Who is her husband? Find out answers to these questions, including some interesting facts about her life.

Who is Jessica Samko? Her early life and Wiki

She was born on June 1, 1982, in Amsterdam, New York. She holds American nationality and is of Ukrainian descent. Samko is the daughter of Christina Buczkowski† Her parents separated some time ago and at the moment her mother is married to Kevin Buczkowski

Jessica Samko Parents
Jessica with her mother, Christina.

Apart from herself she has one brother, Matthew aka Samko. Her brother currently works as a real estate agent in Fort Myers, Florida. He also previously worked as a truck driver at Hill and Markes, Inc.

Speaking of her education, she studied at a local school in Amsterdam.

Jessica Samko Profession: she is a truck driver for life

It’s not rocket science to know that Jessica is a trucker girl. From the beginning of her life, she knew that one day she wanted to jump on a big truck to deliver goods for a living. And as they say, luck favors the brave, she chased her dreams, which is a challenge for everyone, and became a truck driver.

Moreover, it was her adventurous nature that influenced her decision to become a truck driver. As a child, she always dreamed of working on a cruise and traveling the world. However, after falling in love with a truck driver, she began to wonder whether she wanted to see the world in a large rig cabin or from a ship, and she chose the former.

Jessica Samko Nu
Jessica is known for her performance on the show Shipping Wars.

Speaking about her decision to become a truck driver, Jessica shared: 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.”

In the beginning, she went to work for Landstar, a company that delivers goods throughout the country. She then joined her husband Derek Smith in this company DMS Transport LLC† Then she started her own company JMS Transport LLCWhere she is currently working

She likes adventure

Even before she started working as a female truck driver, Jessica always loved to stand out, whether it was through motorcycles or going to rock concerts, she was an independent streak. In an interview with Overdrive Online in 2013, she said:

“I like going to rock concerts. I like rock – I like the energy it gives me – but sometimes I don’t look like I fit in there either.’

She continues to joke,

“Most of them have mohawks or 90 percent of their bodies are covered in tattoos, and I’m just on the side.”

Luckily she enjoyed all the attention.

How did Jessica become part of Shipping Wars?

Well, Jessica’s journey to be a part of the series is quite interesting. So when she turned a lot of heads, her boyfriend Derek thought it would be a good idea to enter her into Overdrive’s Most Beautiful Contest. There were also many female fellow truckers who entered the competition.

While Jessica didn’t care if people didn’t like her, her photo gave her the chance of a lifetime. You see, around the same time an A&E Network producer was casting for the sixth and seventh seasons of Shipping Wars† After she stumbled upon Jessica’s photos, the producer decided to give her a call, and the rest is history. When she achieved national fame, Jessica didn’t forget to thank Overdrive for giving her the chance.

She featured in the show for two seasons and quickly became a fan favorite. Her unyielding demeanor drew fans to her. We all wanted so badly to see more of her on the show, but unfortunately it was cut short because the show was canceled in 2015. As for the reason, reports suggested it was due to financial difficulties.

Jessica Samko Boyfriend

For a long time, Jessica was in a relationship with a fellow trucker Derek Smith† Her boyfriend is also the owner of DMS Transport, where Samko worked before opening her own transport company. It’s not known how the lovebirds met, but we can somehow assume they must have met while doing something, trucky, iykwim.

Jessica Samko Husband
Jessica’s ex-husband Derek Smith.

After dating for a while, they got engaged and exchanged vows a few times later. Around the time Jessica was starring in Shipping Wars, she was married to Derek.

However, their relationship did not last long and the couple divorced, according to their Facebook account. They do not share children between them.

Jessica Samko Relationship
Jessica is currently single.

As of now, she is enjoying her single life with herself and her pets.

How much is Jessica Samko’s net worth?

As of now, her total net worth stands at $750,000. She earns most of her income from her work in transportation. In addition, she also received a hefty salary from her work in Shipping Wars.


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