After those six years as a lease driver, she paid off her truck, became a female trainer who advocates for women in truck driving, started her own independent recruiting business, started her own freight brokerage firm — Women Owned Carrier and Broker Association — was awarded the 2020 Real Women in Trucking Trailblazer award, was a 2019 Real Women in Trucking Queen of the Roads Nominee and was featured on Good Morning America for her dedication in helping truckers receive PPE equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And to top it off, Brock was invited to the Department of Transportation, along with Real Women in Trucking, to meet with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association fighting for changes in order to help women who deal with sexual assault and harassment. She's raised money for the Make-a-Wish foundation and is now helping truckers get their own motor carrier/freight broker license.

Brock has spent years building her business from the ground up, but that doesn't stop her from putting others first in every situation. When it came to her son heading down the wrong path, Brock knew she couldn't let that happen.

"I was just trying to take care of my two boys," Brock said. "I remember getting that call. He said, "Mom, I think I may have to go into a homeless shelter,'" cause I had left him with relatives and he didn't feel comfortable saying there."

Brock's paycheck was $400 a week. She was sending $300 home to her family and leaving $100 for herself just to have food for the week. Brock said it was all worth it.

"He's in his own truck," she said. "He got his CDL ... He's 23 years old and he just delivered his second load two days ago. He went through the same process that I did."

Brock is thankful she was able to lead her son by example.

"This really changed my life and it's changed my life in a way that you know I'm able to be a provider," she said. "I'm not the one that you know, borrowing money or whatever the case may be. I'm able to assist, and it may not be a lot, you know, but I do whatever it is that I can to just make sure everybody is OK. And with my son it was just leading by example."

Brock has not only helped her family, but others in the trucking industry, too.

"The most exciting part is the knowledge that I'm making a difference," she said. "The biggest thing like I feel like made a difference was just the amount of women [I reached]. When you went on YouTube six years ago., it was like only two other African American women that was filming that journey. Now if you type it in, it's like everybody. Good, bad ... They bring so much to the table, you know? And the biggest thing I would say is just when you are out there training and you see people's face light up."

While her entrance into the trucking industry wasn't planned, Brock said it made her a stronger, happier individual.

"I found myself, I found my voice," Brock said. "I found my independence. I found out that I did not have to depend on somebody else for my wellbeing, I was able to make my own income and I was able to survive. I had to literally learn how to back up that truck by myself, unload. I had to find my way from point A to point B. Nobody was in the truck with me."

"So I set out on the road for two years just to save," she said. "My goal was to pay my truck off and that's what I did."

It was around that time that the COVID pandemic hit and Brock received a call from her mom. Brock was told that her sister had COVID and had passed away, so she and her brother stayed together to help plan the funeral. Then Brock's brother unknowingly caught COVID and went home.

"He flew back to California. Three days later he died," she said.

Brock then tested positive for coronavirus.

"I was like, 'I'm ready to give up,' she said. 'I just was ready to go ... But I had to keep pushing for a reason. I kept pushing. I got eight nieces and nephews under the age of 18 that now I got to look after, you know?"

In total Brock has lost her sister, two brothers, one niece and a nephew to COVID. After the deaths of her brother and sister, Brock bought 16 acres of land on the Georgia border to help take care of her nieces and nephews. She has a pond, a creek, chickens, and is teaching freight brokering in order to stay in the industry.

"God, I, I don't know — I can't explain it," she said. "It's like I wake up and I just do it. I don't know where the money's coming from ... I don't have all this planned out as well. [God] just tells me to go ahead and do it, and is like, 'Whatever it is that you decide to do I'm gonna make a way for you to do it. Don't worry about it.' And so far I'm not."

Despite the odds thrown at her, Brock has kept going, personally and professionally.

"Now I have a partner, so now we do the business together, and it's just grown from there," she said.

Brock now hopes to help others who were in a similar position to hers, looking to get back on their feet.

"Maybe people that have been incarcerated to give them a new career 'cause it's hard for you to find a job when you get out of prison," she said. "And I just wanna be able to [help]. Even homeless women like I was. You know, I didn't have anything and I want to be able to show them that you could do it. You could do this. That's my dream 'cause I feel like they're left out, you know? And I just feel like if they knew how to do it, they would."

Brock is still fully involved in the trucking industry and is now on the board of Real Women in Trucking. She hopes to continue to encourage and teach women of color and other minorities in the industry. She's not really sure where she gets her strength or motivation, but knows that she has to keep going.

"I know that my family members are here with me," she said. "And I gotta focus on the kids. It's about them now. So that's what I put my focus on ... That's what I do."

If you want to learn more about Ms. Diva Trucker, you can find her on Facebook, YouTube and on her website.