People who have never experienced the life of an over the road truck driver have no idea how difficult the job and the lifestyle is. Here's a little poem I wrote to let drivers know that some of us do understand, and that we're thinking about you all the time.
If sight seeing is all they think you do, They need to look inside for more of a view.
The chaos, the stress, and all the worry, To get the frieght from point A to B in a great hurry.
What they don’t understand is how, All they want is to have it now.
Trying to explain life on the road is Something that they don’t want to hear or uphold.
Their busy lives as they go about, Is all they think of without a doubt.
So keep doing what you do and Know for a fact that there’s someone ALWAYS praying for you.
OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.
by Brett Aquila
Life on the road is far more difficult than most people realize, and this letter goes out to all of those who have never been in their shoes.
This story is dedicated to every long-haul truck driver out there. I am the wife of a long-haul driver and there is so much I'd like to say.
After traveling with my husband in his big rig I noticed that there are a lot of things I'm concerned about, and this is a big one.
This story is based on my life, my emotions and my experience. I know there are “other halves” out there that will be able to relate.
Truck stops are a trucker's haven, and it's nice to finally kick back and relax when you have the time. But not all are created equal, that's for sure
Being in a big rig is just as spiritual as being on the back of a Harley. But the thing that mystifies me the most is the “magic” of just being.
Comradery amongst truck drivers used to be a sacred thing. Understood and appreciated, lived by and upheld. But now, it just doesn't seem the same.
There’s a comfort in knowing that all is ok while being in the same room with the one you love in total silence. Never forget how lucky you are.
Truck drivers, to me, deserve more because I’m watching them make it all happen every day. Better pay and better treatment from trucking companies.
Truck drivers often have a tough time dealing with dispatch because of misunderstandings. But for new truck drivers it can be even tougher to handle.