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Danny S.'s Comment
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This Friday December 20th will be my last day driving a school bus. I wanted to make this post because I believe School Bus Drivers are alot like Truck Drivers. They are a close knit group of people who typically look out for one another. They get on the radios and warn each other of traffic situations and dangers, weather, road conditions. All in all they become very close and watch out for their fellow drivers. This plaque is from my bus driving friends that I have known for seven years and it was very encouraging for me for them to show their appreciation to me as one of them. I can't wait to make truck driving friends like these people who I will never forget. By the way I told them that when I get my own truck I am going to hang the plaque up to remind me of them and that they are there with me to help keep me safe in my travels. You can't buy friends like this.smile.gif

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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That is awesome.

Starcar's Comment
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Danny, that will hang proudly on your wall for many many years...you truly have some wonderful bus buddies !! Trucking is the same,..you will meet folks out on the road that you just "click" with..you'll keep in touch, and become long distance good friends..We have quite a few of them, and they stop by when they get thru here, but they call often, so we can keep track of them...great friends are hard to find...trucking gives you more possibilities !!!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That IS awesome!!! Man, there's just not enough of that in today's world it seems. That was super nice of them to do. But more than that it really shows what they thought of you as a co-worker and a friend. That's something to be very proud of.

You'll certainly meet a ton of fascinating drivers out there on the road. Truckers come from every walk of life imaginable and you'll find yourself in conversations from time to time with people that will feel like your best friend within 5 minutes.

One of the great things about truck stops is that there is never a shortage of friendly conversation to be found. Everyone out there is away from their home, family, and friends. Drivers are so used to being surrounded by strangers that we all just talk to each other like we've been best friends for years. You can go to the counter at any truck stop restaurant and you'd swear there's a group of old regulars there that have been hanging out for years. But nope - they all just met about 10 minutes ago. It's one of the really unique and enjoyable aspects of driving truck.

I'm a loner by nature. Never married, no children, and live alone way out in the country. I've been that way since I was a little kid. So the solitude of trucking was perfect for me. But even I just really felt like sitting around shootin the bull sometimes. Well it's only a short walk from your truck into the building and there's dozens of drivers all over the place who are mostly thinking the same thing.

Oh, and on that note be warned: if you start a conversation with a truck driver it can be nearly impossible to walk away from it! Most people are not loners by nature and the solitude makes em a bit crazy after a while. Once they finally find another human being to talk to you can't get em to stop! rofl-3.gif

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