A Swedish truck driver is one of the world’s top “trucking influencers” on social media. Angelica Larsson hauls in $6,000 a month with her videos — more than double what she makes hauling freight up Sweden’s snowy mountainsides.
… The 31-year-old began posting fitness content on Instagram in 2014 until she quickly realized people were more interested in her job as a truck driver. Today, she has 334,000 Instagram followers and 319,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, which she launched three years ago. Larsson said she initially gained her following because it was a “little odd” for a 5-foot-tall woman to be operating heavy equipment in dangerous weather conditions.
… While many users comment on Larsson’s appearance, she’s equally recognized for her technical skills. Videos show Larsson taking off a water bottle cap with a forklift, maneuvering icy mountain roads in reverse, and driving everything from bulldozers and Caterpillars to snow plows.
… Larsson hasn’t spent any of the income she’s earned from content creation. Instead, she’s saving the money to travel and mentor young women looking to break into the trucking industry.