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Dealing With Load Planners

Miscommunication between truck drivers, dispatchers, and load planners can cause undue stress and fatigue for truck drivers. Learn why communication is key and how to handle difficult dispatching scenarios for a smoother trucking career.

You're Worth More

This article discusses the unfair pay practices of many trucking companies, and how they are stealing money from truck drivers through city limit pay and low layover and detention pay. It emphasizes the importance of truck drivers and the effects of not paying them adequately.

Love or Infidelity? It's Your Responsibility!

A heartfelt reminder for truck drivers and anyone in the trucking industry of the importance of communication, trust, and respect in relationships. Karen Smith shares her experience of being the wife of a long-haul truck driver and how they maintain their relationship over long distances.

Camaraderie - Where is it?

Discover the importance of camaraderie among truck drivers, why it's slowly diminishing, and best practices to keep the camaraderie alive. Learn why it's necessary to maintain the trust and bond between drivers while on the road and how to foster communication and connection.

Blessings and Gifts

Karen Smith, a truck driver, shares her perspective on the spiritual journey of truck driving and the magic of nature. She reflects on her own experiences of seeing and feeling the beauty of nature to evoke a sense of serenity and calmness.

Truck Stop Services - and The Lack Thereof

Karen Smith shares her experiences on truck stop services and how to get the most out of them. She provides tips on finding the most personable employees, how to get connected to the internet, and how to find the right services for your needs.

Your "Other Half" In a Truck Driving Career

This story from a truck driver's wife talks about the journey of her third marriage. She shares the importance of communication, trust, respect and devotion for a strong and healthy relationship. She offers her wisdom and experience to others in the same situation.

A Short Poem From A Truck Driver's Wife

This article contains an inspiring poem written to recognize the hard work of truck drivers. It highlights the often chaotic and stressful lifestyle of an over the road truck driver, and encourages readers to show their appreciation for those on the road.

Potty Break....

This article discusses the unsanitary and illegal practices of truck drivers discarding waste containers on the side of the road. It explains the health and legal risks associated with this and provides tips to help truck drivers properly discard their waste containers.

Long Hauler's Recognition - A Letter From A Truck Driver's Wife

This article provides an insight into life on the road for truck drivers. It discusses the lack of recognition and inadequate facilities they have to work with. It sends a message of appreciation and respect to the truckers for the job they do.

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