The Pleasures Of Taking Your Children Over The Road With You

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Old School's Comment
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We're in the midst of a troubling time in our nation, and some of our recent conversations have been a little sober. I've noticed the popularity of our diaries section for newcomers and I thought I'd revive some older threads where I chronicled taking my daughters with me on the road. I never know if the newer folks in here have come across these, but they might provide a pleasnt read and a little relief for some of you. I tried to pack them with interesting information that shows what life on the road can be like.

I have three daughters, and each of them enjoyed their travels with their "Old Man." They are each married now and have their own little babies. I just thought some of you might enjoy reading these adventures from days past.

First Adventure (Esther rides with me)

Second Adventure (Flatbedding with Sarah)

Third Adventure (Entertaining Abigail)

Joseph I.'s Comment
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I have a son and daughter that would both like to ride along with me for a week once in a while. They are so busy with other activities that the schedule is a pain to work out. Now that they are home from school for this virus stuff it would be a great time except because of this virus stuff they cannot. My daughter especially would like to come along to Laredo some time when all this craziness and hysteria blows over.

Freightdog (Shaun)'s Comment
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I'm an airline pilot but also drive part time for a local trucking company where I live. I recently finished up a three week over the road stint between airline trips and was quite surprised by how many drivers had their kids with them. How cool for the kids (and the parents) that they were able to take advantage of this time for extra bonding and some real world education. (Granted, this was very early on in the COVID-19 crisis so there probably aren't as many kids on the road now, but I saw enough of them out there in those few weeks that it made an impression.)

Over The Road:

Over The Road

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.


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