my truckers wife life
My husband has been driving for about 5 yrs,He stays gone at least 2 months at a time. I rode with him for over a year. There is no better way to know and understand what your trucker partner goes thru daily, from the 4wheeler traffic,to the hassles at shippers and receivers, lot lizards,and company issues,etc.
When I got off the truck I found out quick how much stuff my husband did at home and how much I now had to learn how to do(fixing toilets,taking out a range hood that quit working and started rolling smoke,change fuses in my car fix the lawn mower, the list goes on and on.
I am lucky because I have a huge family of mostly brothers who i can call for some of it. For the rest I found a terrific web site "ehow.com' it has videos and written directions on just about everything.
Truck driving is hard on any relationship, both the driver and the one at home have new , different,and stressful struggles to deal with everyday.You have to trust each other completely. Both of you are trying to live a difficult life style.
I have seen some amazing things out there both shocking and awe inspiring,and met some amazing people.
Truck Drivers are a strange breed, most of them will go out of their way to help someone , they almost always have a great story to tell,and they dont mind telling it in graphic detail,they have the best and the dirtiest jokes some with visual aid...There are some real jerks out there to but the good always out weighs the bad...
We have made some life long friends while my husband has been out there. Seen and heard amazing things,and i have seen what a beautiful country we live in. GOOD STUFF- TRUCKS BRING IT!