Surviving the rough roads
I have been a truck driver for 31 years. Have been married twice. My first marriage didn't last but about 6 years. No children with him. He was a very possessive person and wouldn't even let me be alone. This made me feel weak and insecure so we ended the Marriage.
My 2nd marriage is to a wonderful man I met on the road. We've been together for 22 years and we have 2 children who know a lot about trucking. . Our youngest goes with me in the truck for a week at a time and enjoys it. I pull a flatbed. For a 9 year old he is very hard working.
Last summer our A/C broke down in the truck but still in 100 degree temps he insisted on helping mom with those tarps and chains. Hubby and I try to get our kids involved in what we do for a living.
Being a truck driver is NOT a job. It's a life style.
I will admit, hubby and I have been through some very hard times with our relationship. As a matter of fact we are going through one right now.
Please..... If anyone is thinking about becoming a trucker Remember the life style. It's not for just anyone. It takes a special person to do this and a special family to keep it going.
Good luck to all and be safe out on the road.