Dating A Trucker Boyfriend

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Kanchi G.'s Comment
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Hello, this is my first relationship and I'm dating an trucker boyfriend who is sometime away for weeks or more. I really do love him and want to support him. But sometimes he doesn't text me for more than a day or doesn't call and only text few times which confuses me with his action. Is it normal for trucker boyfriend to not call and text only 1 or 2 times a day?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Completely normal. Many people think truck drivers have an easy job, just sitting in the seat and holding the steering wheel. Driving is very time consuming and physically demanding. There is so much a driver has to do to comply with company and government rules and regulations.

So cut the boy friend some slack, be patient and supportive and see how it goes. Remember, he’d probably prefer that he was holding you instead of the steering wheel.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I can't really say. Is it normal for YOUR boyfriend? Only you can answer that, you know him, we don't. He should be able to text or call daily. When driving, no but there are other opportunities throughout the day for at least a text. Is he a new driver or been driving for a while?

Jamie's Comment
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I talk to my wife many different times throughout the day, either by calling or texting her when I’m stopped somewhere. So I can’t say its not normal for your boyfriend, but it’s not normal due to the type of job we have. Because even if he was parked for his 10 hour break, he can text or call more then he is right now.

James H.'s Comment
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Buy him a Bluetooth headset for Xmas/Kwanzaa/Chanukah whatever. See if he gets the hint. BlueParrot seems to be the brand of choice among truck drivers, but there are others too.

Kanchi G.'s Comment
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He has been driving for a while now almost 2 years

I can't really say. Is it normal for YOUR boyfriend? Only you can answer that, you know him, we don't. He should be able to text or call daily. When driving, no but there are other opportunities throughout the day for at least a text. Is he a new driver or been driving for a while?

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe he's busy or forgetful? It could also be that he doesn't think there's anything "new or exciting" that he's done for a couple days worthy of talking about each day.

I think you should keep sending texts to him as you have been, just don't bug him too much. Maybe he will get the hint and start texting you back, or calling when he shuts down for the day.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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But divisions make a difference. He could be sleeping during day and not want to call in the middle.of the night. Is he teaming/training? That makes a difference.

Does his company allow phone calls? Some will not allow calls even with a head set while driving.

He is going to miss important dates and possibly holidays. Probably wont even remember what day today as or what state he was in yesterday.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I find that strange but he may have a very good reason for it. There's alot of drivers that keep phone calls to a bare minimum while driving due to the distraction. However often times we're stuck sitting at a shipper/receiver for a couple hours that they hypothetically could call or text more. Also the mandatory 10 hour break (or 7/8 if you do splits). I'm home daily but the wife still calls me several times a day. 630am when she wakes up, 820 after kids off to school, 1230 kids naptime, and 330 when kids get home from school plus a mixture of random times if she has anything come up. I know some drivers hate talking on the phone and driving but personally I'll chat as long as I'm not in a major metro area and the weather is good.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Steve L.'s Comment
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He’s been driving two years, but how long have you two been together?

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