Sort Of Disconnect With Friends And Family Who Arent In The Industry When You Started?

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Was talking with the misses tonight, trying in vain to explain life out here. I felt a little bit of sadness or maybe just kind of an understanding that they dont have to get it and its ok. But it dawned on me that I could have a conversation with another driver or someone in the industry and we would be able to connect instantly because we are immersed in this world.

I felt a disconnect in some ways there. Same thing when I chat with friends and family. They might be able to mentally grasp that Im driving a truck, but It seems like there is a gulf there between the world they live in and the world I live in. Im a firm believer in that adage "Some times the best action is no action." Meaning I dont necessarily think I have to do anything about it, but at the same time, it kind of bums me out a little. Cant tell if Im just obsessed with all things trucking or if there is a gap there, perhaps a little of both and if anyone felt the same kind of thing when they started out too?

midnight fox's Comment
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Them a firm believer in that adage "Some times the best action is no action." Meaning I dont necessarily think I have to do anything about it, but at the same time, it kind of bums me out a little.

Could you bring her out on the road with you someday? She'd be able to experience it all herself and understand more fully how it all is for you.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Them a firm believer in that adage "Some times the best action is no action." Meaning I dont necessarily think I have to do anything about it, but at the same time, it kind of bums me out a little.

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Could you bring her out on the road with you someday? She'd be able to experience it all herself and understand more fully how it all is for you.

I will be able to bring her, and she's looking forward to it, just have to schedule the time, she has a daycare business.

Chief Brody's Comment
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What is it that you are trying to convey to your wife?

I really don't share with my wife my frustrations or some of the nuances of the job that only a another driver would understand.

Rather, I share with her my interesting loads, the places that I'm going, and the things that I'm seeing. I send lots of pictures. This keeps was pretty connected.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Them a firm believer in that adage "Some times the best action is no action." Meaning I dont necessarily think I have to do anything about it, but at the same time, it kind of bums me out a little.

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Could you bring her out on the road with you someday? She'd be able to experience it all herself and understand more fully how it all is for you.

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I will be able to bring her, and she's looking forward to it, just have to schedule the time, she has a daycare business.

Davy, I learned SO MUCH from riding along, and finally getting a permit and driving, with Tom .. (for a skoshe) back in his tank/asphalt hauling days.

It was priceless. I'm still so intertwined into his industry, in SO many ways. It's like 'I'VE' been learning right along side him, since 2003, and it makes 'me' a better person, understanding and planning and all ELSE wise.

Try to fit that ride along in. Sooner, the better, as you can!!!!!! Read Old School's blogspot (it's in his profile!) when he took HIS GIRLS (all of'em, just not at once,) out!

Harvey C. (I know, not everyone's favorite member bcz he speaks of and for his son, which 'i'm' fine with) just posted recently about his wife (son's mom!) riding along for a couple weeks, in another thread! Find it, read it...!

Mad respect, you.

First couple of years ARE the toughest. I had a SON in 2004 .. .I posted about that in a reply/thread, too. Tom was OTR at the time. Accommodation (and understanding what y'all DO out there) has been KEY to OUR homelife; YMMV.

I always wish you nothing but the best; love your progress, man!!!

~ Anne ~

ps: I feel you, on the friends thing...Tom's 'buddies' took awhile to 'get used to it' as well... ergo, I became his 'FOREVER FREN' because I got it !

^^^^^ This too, adapts itself out & around, eventually. It starts when YOU quit feeling like the 'outsider.' Keep THEM wondering, haha!!

pps: If you can't find (but want to!) any of the thread(s) I've referenced above; reach out & I'll copy & paste, no problem! Ttys, A & T.

OTR:

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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