Jessica-Samko
Jessica Samko | Biography

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  • Full Name Jessica Samko
  • Nickname The Road Warrior
  • Occupation Professional Truck Driver & Reality Star
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York City, USA
  • Birth Date Jun 01, 1982
  • Age 39 Years, 11 Months
Television Personality of 'Shipping Wars' 

Jessica Samko | Biography

Owner of JMS Transport

Samko made her debut in the show on 10 June 2014, i.e., from episode 3 of season 6. She was one of the independent female movers and gave her male counterparts a tough time in male-dominated jobs. Moreover, her strong personality got her the nickname 'The Road Warrior' in the show. In addition to that, she was also one of the finalists of 'Overdrive's Most Beautiful Contest' in 2013. 


Jessica Samko is a renowned American TV personality and truck driver. Reality series fans primarily recognize her from her appearance in A&E's Shipping Wars.

Who is Jessica Samko?

Jessica Samko is a professional truck driver, bidder, and reality TV star. Her rise to the reality TV world began after A&E hired her on Shipping Wars. Starting in June 2014, she was the main cast of the show until April 2015.

In addition to the show, Samako operates her own transport company named JMS Transport. Unfortunately, further details about her company are not available as of now. However, according to her LinkedIn bio, she currently lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Age and Birthday

Jessica Samko was born in New York City, USA, on 1 June 1982. She took birth under the air sign Gemini. Following that, other facts and details about her parents, siblings, early life, and education are not present on any credible internet sources.

'Shipping Wars'

Shipping Wars is a reality television program on the American cable network A&E. 

The series follows several independent shipping companies who bid against each other for contracts of transporting unusually large and unshippable items. 

The bidding follows a reverse auction format where there are multiple service providers and only one buyer. Eventually, the buyer gives the contract to the lowest bidder. However, there are also cases where the highest bidder gets the contract based on their previous track records and feedback of previous customers.

Samko made her debut in the show on 10 June 2014, i.e., from episode 3 of season 6. She was one of the independent female movers and gave her male counterparts a tough time in male-dominated jobs. 

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In one of her interviews, she explained that she did not find it uncomfortable working in her position among men. She said, "I don't look at it as much different than men. I think we all get the job done and we're all in it for the same reason. We all support families and ourselves with it. Women stand out a little more, of course, but there's really no difference to me personally."

Moreover, her strong personality got her the nickname 'The Road Warrior' in the show. In addition to that, she was also one of the finalists of 'Overdrive's Most Beautiful Contest' in 2013. 

Samko appeared in a total of 38 episodes over three seasons through April 2015. After that, the show producers took a long break before finally releasing the next season, i.e., season 9 in November 2021.

To date, they have revealed only two episodes of season 9. Reportedly, neither of the former cast members chose to appear on those two episodes. Thus, it is still unknown to the fans if Samko will make it to the new episodes of the show.

Husband

The 39-year-old reality star, Samko has been married to Derek Smith. Like her, he is also a professional truck driver and owns a transport/cargo company by the name DMS. 

Shipping Wars Jessica Samko Husband
Jessica Samko With Her Husband in 2014. (Photo: Twitter)

Apart from that, there is no further information about her husband on authentic sites. Also, Samko has not disclosed her love life, marriage details, and children's information in the media.

On 16 August 2014, Samko shared a picture with her husband on her Twitter account @jessicasamko. Moreover, it is the only picture of the couple available on all social media platforms.

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