Life As A Trucker - No Turkey This Thanksgiving
(I ate a Taco... and it was good! :-)
Still hadn't made it to the home front for thanksgiving! (LOL of course I know it was yesterday)
So, I am only posting about this to give those who might be a spouse or a potential driver an example of how life as a trucker sometimes goes down.
Originally I thought I would make it to visit my Moms and Dad today. That was later changed to tomorrow (Saturday) as the return load I picked up was in the opposite direction.
Right now I am in the shop because my marker lights on the trailer is not burning and that just won't cut it in the middle of the night. Then I have to go to the home terminal, when I get to the house it will be the middle of the night tomorrow, so I won't visit my Mom and Dad until tomorrow.
Obviously this is not a big deal for me because it's not like we had some major event planned and I am not going home to wife and kids.
But these types of scenarios for a wife and kid at home is when trucking really becomes a burden. So families really need to understand the frustration on both sides of this situation so as not to take it out on the other. (Which will only make things worst)
Now here's is the other whole next level to the issue.
Supposed their are problems in the relationship. When the trucker calls and says I can't make it when I thought I
would and because of past issues she does not believe he is broke down but rather goofing off somewhere.....
Now that is an even bigger problem and a whole next level of stress.
Now supposed on top of that her girlfriends are also saying to her that he is up to no good, etc ...you know how the talk goes.
Your talking about serious issues.
This is why you really need to take stock of your relationship before hand. If both people care about the relationship then there should be a mutual agreement about the decision.
(Of course with today's economy there might be some compromise simply to began working but you know what I mean)
Once the decision is made then each person needs to take the others position into consideration before any harsh reactions to situations like this that come up. It's no one's fault, it's just life as a trucker.
As far as truckers that's on the road cheating. You'll have enough challenges just like this to work through, why would you volunteer to add to it taking the chance of ruining your family.
Drivers that is single thinking about trucking, as you can see a lot of issues come up when your in a relationship as an over the road driver. That is why you see I suggest just to remain single stack your money and then when you get into a relationship maybe go to a company with a dedicated route or something so home time is easier to predict.
Just a thought,
I have work to do.