Hardest Part Of Being Out Here

Topic 11507 | Page 1

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:
Little Syster (a.k.a. Sun's Comment
member avatar

No hugs.

Not like "commercial company" hugs.

Just..."Man, you've had a rough day! Let me give you a hug, friend!"

Most days, I'm fine. But today...between the wind, ice, traffic, having to cut someone off because they just WOULDN'T let me over no matter how long my blinker had been on (that driver was kind enough, after he being the one who sped up after I started making my lane change when there was finally a teeny weeny break in traffic, to hang himself out the window flip me off and scream out his window as he passed me), etc etc etc.

It's like no matter how I drive, I'm always ruining someone's day. It breaks my heart. I'm Sunshine! I don't want to ruin your day. I want to bring you cool stuff that makes your life easier and better and happier! I want to make you laugh and smile and enjoy life!

I'm on my 12th load now. Heading up the backside of Pikes Peak tomorrow morning to deliver to a mine. I'm scared. (Look up Hwy 67 from Divide, CO to Cripple Creek.) I'm tired. I'm sad. I think I need my dogs, my mom, and my own bed for a few days.

And I'm not saying all of this for any sort of pity. I'll be fine. I always am. I guess I just had to tell someone who would understand. Friends and family don't really get it. They try. But it's not the same.

I'll tell you about all the happy stuff one day. There's been lots of that, too! More than the hard stuff. :) I don't mean to sound whiny or depressing...

Ps: The truck driver "code of honor" is dying out. I had ONE driver thank me for the "all clear" signal as he passed me today. ONE. He put a smile on my face for doing that. It made me feel human again for a little while. There's so much out here that will strip that away from you. Somedays I feel like an animal or a machine. Luckily, those days are few.

I still love what I do and I am so happy and grateful to be a truck driver. But tonight my pillow will be tear stained...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

(One giant e-hug for the young lady who needs it )

Kieran L.'s Comment
member avatar

Hugs to you! smile.gif I really do love hugs, I'm a total hug****. I'll hug just about anyone who wants one lol!

Second Chance's Comment
member avatar

Thanks for sharing! ::hugs::

You're feeling down. The upside is it's only temporary! Stay safe and stay focused!

PPGER's Comment
member avatar

< big hug>

TreeTheTrucker's Comment
member avatar

Sending massive hugs your way driver... :)

Stevo Reno's Comment
member avatar

I must be an oddball, lol I've always gave a flash to pass to trucks along the I-40 , or will slow to let em change lanes. Have since I started driving cars pretty much, just lettin' em know, specially at night, they are clear, or after i get ahead of em, give em a quick 2 brake light tap to say "thanks" for letting me pass. (well ahead, so they don't think I'm brake checkin em )

Don't worry Sunshine, they're day evidently already sucked, or just their usual ****y attitude in life :) Sadly, most of our society has gotten too selfish, it's the "ME, ME, ME" attitude, and a total lack of common sense, anymore.

Scott O.'s Comment
member avatar

Suck it up buttercup your on the home stretch lol... It will all work out soon enough.. When a 4 wheeler gives me the finger I give a long tug on the air horn to let them know they effed up...

But here's a great big a$$ hugthank-you-2.gif OK the smiley looks like he's giving you a weird hug lol...

Scott M's Comment
member avatar

Sunshine- your posts are very, very enjoyable reading. I know what you mean- about how important relationships/ friendships are. I just said a prayer for you- for your safety on the road and other things.

You're writing is an encouragement. Thanks

Right now I'm not driving. I'm thinking about getting back into it in Feb 2016, when winter is about half way over. I'm inexperienced. Looks like Schneiders' 6/3 in St Louis area would work best for me until I find a "daily home" job.

Keep the "rubber side" down!

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Not to worry about jerks in cars. There will always be those on the road.

Last week I was in a similar lane change situation: 3/4 of a mile to an off ramp, a Pepsi delivery truck just at my rear bumper on my right. I signaled to change lanes, the local driver ****** sped up in that last half mile, instead of simply backing off a tiny but. So I have a reason to prefer Coke over Pepsi!

Sunshine, the sun does shine on all the world. The good people and the bad receive it's benefits. You have been quite a bright ray of sunshine here at TT. Even failing (the first time) to get that rolled tarp lifted up dimmed your spirit just a little. But you came back as bright as ever.

Keep spreading your great attitude around - making other lives better will make your own life better.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Life On The Road Truck Driving Lifestyle Women In Trucking
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More