My husband is thinking of being a over the road truck driver

by Debra Senquiz
(Tampa, Fl hillsborough)

Hi my name is Debra S my husband is thinking about being a over the road driver. we have kids but they are all grown now. my youngest is 20. we are in our 40s. Im not sure what to expect.

He wants me to go with him but I have not ever been in a truck or what is its like. I dont know am i suppose to put every thing in storage and go with him on the road or keep a place to stay and let him go alone.

is their wives who are passengers in their husband's trucks and like it? what is it all about? signed confused

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Apr 16, 2012
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Apartment possibility NEW
by: Kris again

We are looking into a small apartment to get access to a kitchen and shower without a bag. We can get rid of storage too. You should be able to use your stuff.

Apr 16, 2012
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by: Kris

Go with him. I've been over the road for three years and will do it as long as I can. The traffic can be interesting. The 4-wheelers are the ones who will give will pause. They don't see you and think they own the road. The company you drive for is important. You need a "ride along" option, how much a mile and the speed the truck is set at. Many have governors. Respect is given to faster trucks. You need to know how much time between loads. You loose a lot of money sitting still. You only are paid for deliveries.

May 17, 2011
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Go with him...
by: Anonymous

I,d go with him! If it werent for our 4 toddlers id go with mine..just try to make the best of it and try to understand his world! Best wishes!!

May 02, 2011
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Why Not?
by: Anonymous

Go with him! Through a series of planned and unplanned career changes my husband became an OTR trucker 5 years ago. He did this for about a year until he was offered a job at a salary he couldn't refuse so he left trucking. I went with him OTR before and we had a great time...even when the doys were long, the traffic miserable, the snow deep, and everything else...because we were with our best friend.

Things have changed again in our lives and we are now older. We have talked long and hard about going back OTR and have decided that being apart and the extra money his current job brings in (he's had to maintain an apartment in another city and comes home on weekends) is JUST NOT WORTH IT! We want to be together and enjoy the challenges that OTR brings to our lives. IT won't always be easy, but you will TOTALLY understand his side of the game if you go with him! We have decided I will ride with him every other 2 week run...because I have medical issues that need to be addressed. We will still be together a whole lot more, and even with a drop in income, we will once again enjoy each others company and share a lot of experiences together with our best friend.

Apr 13, 2011
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Go with him
by: Cas

Go with him every chance you get, my husband has been a over the road driver for 15 years, once our kids were grown, i was gone, in the truck with our little dog, you get to see things out there that you would never think of, not to mention, spending time with your hubby, no one ever said life as a drivers wife was easy, its almost like being in the army or something, if your relationship is strong you can over come anything

Apr 13, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Go with your husband. Sell the house and everything you don't absolutely need. Don't let him go on the road alone. It is way too lonely and may be the end of your marriage. You don't have any kids at home to worry about.
My hubby and I have been maried 30 years when he lost his job so I pushed him to try OTR trucking because our daughter is doing that and loves it. Bad move. Now he wants his freedom. He says he still loves the woman he married he just doesn't want to live with her anymore. Now we are stuck with a hosue and animals we can't give away. There is a lot of hurt and anger on my part for pushing him to drive OTR.

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