When Kimberly Gordon began working at the Georgia Department of Driver Services, it was to pay her bills as a single mother to two children. She couldn’t understand why she was placed in the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) area.
Furthermore, she was mandated to become a licensed driver instructor and licensed CDL driver. She had just graduated from Augusta Technical College with a business degree and no clear path to success just yet. However, within a short time, it all began to make sense.
“As a young girl, I had always had a passion for trucking and becoming a business owner,” said the 46-year-old Appling native. “I had to learn every part of the truck, school bus and dump truck. At that time, God was prepping me for my business.”
“After the death of my mother and grandmother, I started to gain momentum through my pain,” she said. “In 2014, I stepped out on faith and started my own trucking business. I went from one to six trucks with contracts from local golf cart carriers.”
However, some years later, Gordon says things took a turn. Maintenance issues and breakdowns. Legal issues. Failing health. Stress mounted. She could not recover.
“I walked away feeling empty, but my faith stayed strong,” she said. “I knew I wasn’t done. I felt God wanted me to help others.”
So, she took a detour, followed by a one-way street, which led to bumps, holes, cones and barriers in every direction. She stopped and decided to take another route, forming a business that would provide the help to others she wished she had when she was a struggling business owner. Kim’s Truckers & Business Solutions was born.
“KTBS provides trucker and business services, including set-up, Employee Identification Numbers (EIN), notary needs, consultations and more,” said Gordon, who is a registered service provider with the Georgia Department of Revenue. “We provide timely, proactive, innovative and independent tax, business and logistics services to truckers and small business owners.”
She knows God allows U-turns.
“My faith journey has been a blessing to me,” she said. “It has humbled me in many ways. My services and training will help others not give up on their dreams.
“I place faith over fear and know that when God closes one door, He opens another. This is the legacy I will leave to my kids.”