my truckers wife life

by trkwitch
(west virginia)

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 "' 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!

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Jul 25, 2010
by: chanda

what part of west va

Jul 04, 2010
similar trucking life stories
by: Ashley

I love reading happy posts.. I was in the truck with my trucker for 3 months. It was the best three months of our relationship!

I didn't drive, my job was just to make him food or get him drinks and entertain him. We both loved it but now I am home and it gets lonely but he is only a phone call away.

There is rarely a time when I call that he doesn't answer. I'm his wake up call in the morning when he has to get up and get going early. He calls me randomly through the day to see what I'm up to.

I don't love this life but I love him and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

May 31, 2010
a truckers wife life
by: Hervy

TRKWitch that was a great post. Your right it's hard to say really who gets the short end of the stick in the average truckers home.

Each has it's own struggles, and challenges. That spouse at home who never really was engaged in the operations of running the home though is almost winning me over as the most difficult part of the trucking life. (well i guess that depends on how well behaved the kids are that could beat out,lol)

One thing you said though, I have never mentioned, and I know about it but it had never crossed my mind when giving advice and now I will thanks so much. and other sites, even youtube for when the spouse if face with having to do things that she has no clue how to do or if she should do for that matter. LOL

So thanks for mentioning that especially.
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