A Different Type Of Question This Time. LOL

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Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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I have been reading a lot of TruckersWife09 blogs. And a few of the other blogs from the wives out there. But I have a different kind of question for you ladies.

My interest is to get into trucking. Find a good company that allows riders. Let my wife quit her job and join me on the road for most of the time I am out. She has said, she is willing, but she doesn't know what that kind of life would be like. She loves to see pictures of our beautiful country and she does photography as a hobby, so that is a plus. She has said many times that she would love to see this country from coast to coast.

For the "better halves" out there that ride with their husbands. What is life like on the road with your husband 24/7?

What are your views of "truck stop life"? (Showers, food, lounges, etc.)

How long do you travel with him? All year long or just once in awhile.

I guess those questions could also go for the husbands that ride with their wives, but with my angle, I would like some female views for my wife.

And for all the other help that has been coming along from everyone. I am making a list of more questions to ask. Just as soon as I have enough time to set down and ask them all. LOL

Thanks, Joe

PS.. By the way TruckersWife09, great blogs. Keep up the good work.


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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Joe. Since you asked for the women's opinions directly I'll step aside on this one. But I just wanted to say that it's better for you to ask a question or two at a time while they come to you instead of a whole pile of them at once. So it's actually best to ask a question or two and then start a new topic for other questions. So you don't have to wait until you have a list together. If you have a few you're thinking of already, go ahead and start a new topic and ask away! We're always happy to help out.


Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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Sure thing Brett. Sorry, my type of humor. That was more of a joke than an actual statement. LOL. I do have a couple of questions that I will post. Just thought of them after posting this one.

Starcar's Comment
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Well Joe, I"m a truck owner, a truckers wife, and I lived in that truck for 2 years...so I'm kinda an authority on women in trucks, and the hell it can raise...Let me give you a visual or two.....

Women need to whizz more than men....buy a porta potty. Women need to shower more than men...figure every other day at the LONGEST. That should keep you from pullin' the knives outta your back while your driving down the road. Women like their men to look and smell their best, and when you are living together in a closet on wheels, take advantage of those showers every other day. And that reminds me...TSB, got out of the shower the other day, and I asked him why he didn't put on aftershave....He told me he wasn't goin' anywhere....Really??? I'm not in need of being downwind of a good smelling man ?? I hope he enjoys his TV dinnerswtf.gif ..Now back to the subject..Women need to learn a few things about living in a truck for ANY amount of time....When upset, slamming a sleeper curtain in no way is as satisfying as slamming a good hollow core door. Throwing styrofoam dishes against padded sleeper walls is a waste of movement.And trying to give a trucker the silent treatment, when truckers actually ENJOY the peace and quiet, just doesn't work..Your wife will be shocked by the following, so get prepared to explain it all: Lot lizards, who knock on your truck, even tho they can see your wife in it. The filthy language on the cb, that would make Howard Stern blush, And the "fashion statements" that crawl out of some trucks, who call themselves truck drivers.... I will make this blanket statement: If a marriage can withstand living in a truck for an extended amount of time....it will withstand anything...........


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Tracy W.'s Comment
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Starcar, that was downright funny!

But thank you. I'm just starting with a company, but my wife and I have a goal that she gets her CDL after our Grandson (who is living with us) graduates from high school next year. Then we'll team drive.

While I have no worries about us being together all the time (38 years of marriage and we love being together!), we are very interested in 'coping' on the road. The truck will pretty much become our house for most of the year, and we need all the help figuring out how that will work.

It's a ways off though, and I'll probably learn a lot over the next few months.


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BuckeyeCowboy's Comment
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Starcar that was really funny. My wife cracked up at it. My wife is going to go with me once I get out of training. She is going to be with me all the time, so it should be interesting. One thing that we thought might help, with us, is my wife is going to take online classes. So, that will give her something to do when we are on those long boring stretches of I-75 running the same states that we have already been in. She has been through more states than me, so she will have less to see, but we should still have fun none the less. God bless.


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