Female Driving Loving the Trucking Lifestyle
(San Diego, CA, USA)
I have driven commercial vehicles on and off for years, trucks, private coaches, seated coaches.
Currently, I drive a smaller expedited truck with a large, comfortable sleeper. I have always loved to drive so I don't feel like I'm working! I don't even feel like I'm working at the shipper. It's so much fun!!
I keep my truck really clean and my mom helped me decorate it, she calls it my "suite". How cute is that? I love her so much!
I don't feel that I am treated differently. I am treated with respect 99% of the time. The other 1% are compliments so I can't complain, especially since I'm almost 50 years old. I don't turn on the CB radio, so I can't contribute experience in that.
I have never felt threatened at a truck stop or rest area. If there is a man that would try to harm me, there would be twenty that would protect me. There are a lot of good people in trucking.
Because I only go home about once every three months, I don't have any housing expenses. When I return home I stay with a great friend with a big house!
I am able to save so much money so when I do choose to get off the road I will easily be able to re-establish myself.