The Trucker Family Project

by Trish

Hi Guys and Gals.

My name's patricia, and I'm a student at NYU Film School. When I was little, my dad used to tell me about how my grandfather was a trucker for a few years back when he was a boy, and I've always been fascinated with the lifestyle. My dad himself was a working man, but a construction worker. Long story short--I grew up to be a documentary Filmmaker, documenting the triumphs and struggles of the working man.

Although I'm not shooting a film now, I am writing a thesis for my Labor studdies seminar. It's a 25 page research paper on the LIFE and FAMILY OF THE AMERICAN TRUCKER. My professor told me I could do it all from books, but I don't think that's fair. WHO BETTER TO TALK ABOUT A TRUCKER THAN A TRUCKER?

I am interested in hearing from:

With kids
without kids


I want to hear how you keep the spark alive
How you parent
Why it makes your relationships better/worse
How you make a home on the road
How God figures into your life

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May 31, 2010
a story that should be told
by: Anonymous

hi it is definatly a story that should be told these men work hard everyday and alot of time not given the respect they deserve and people dont realize how it affects families . if you want to ask me questions my email is my trucker and i have been married for 22 years would love to talk to you thanks for caring about truckers and their families laurie

Oct 14, 2009
Hello ;)
by: Jennifer S

Welcome to LAAT Trish,

If I can be of assistance in what ever it is that you are looking for, Please feel free to contact me @

Best of Luck

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