I am a truck driver and a wife of a trucker

by Shirley Tinney
(Sutherlin, Oregon)





Driving long haul is not as elegant as some people might think, the money isn't as good as it should. Living for weeks at a time in a truck, pouring cold water over my head stuck out the window to wash my hair just so I can get a comb through it really sucks!

What's a lady trucker to do? Well after pulling flatbed solo, driving team for more than eight years with my co-driver husband, I should get an award for my patience and understanding not to mention a safe driver award for being able to maintain my duties in heavy traffic in hazardous weather road conditions while getting the sleeper berth know it all drill from my husband that thinks he has to direct my every movement behind the wheel and my enduring ability to ignore the "testosterone" level of his sleeper berth drill sergeant-ness... merits myself a good quiet meditational time-out away from both man and truck soaking in a bubbly hot tub sipping some nice vino relaxing Thanking Almighty Yahweh for helping me to achieve my personal abilities to endure my life as a truck driver and staying alive under hazardous driving operating an eighteen wheeled 80,000 gvw vehicle to get home safely to continue being a stubborn hard working wife period. Too many miles and too little pay.

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