Truck driver does the continent by choice and says work is first not you, do all see it that way?

by Smurf

I've been with my partner for 2 and a half years. I love him so much. He's my number one for everything.

I never did believe long distant relationships could work but to keep our love I'm willing to give it a go. I have asked my partner if he would do continent for 5 years and then we can start building our life at home.

I believe you must have a calling for a truck drivers job and he definitely has it, but he has informed me his job is more important then our life together.

He says our life together is part of his future just as much as truck driving. I know it's his dream and he must go, but can anyone answer me this question...

Is trucking as great as what he thinks. Open roads, your own company truck, life alone or would you rate it as a dream to do to see that not all is what it seems. That it's a lonely job and your future should be with your loved one or family not a job that's to pay the bills.

Any advice or views please tell me, this is from a woman who loves a man more than words could ever say

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May 21, 2014
Once you make the choice....
by: Anonymous

no matter the lifestyle you choose remember one thing, you make it what it is. If you are not ready for the being self reliant aspect of being with a truck driver, get out while your ahead or make the best of it. Either way it is your choice.

Once you make the choice whatever happens falls on your own decisions and try not to blame it on others if it doesn't work out. Good luck.

May 20, 2014
my 2 cents
by: Anonymous

I of course can't speak for your other half, but i can give you my outlook on things.

My situation is that I ended up losing about everything except my kids in my divorce. truck driving is my plan to getting my future. I plan on retiring once i acheive my goals. My family has been helping out keeping an eye on my kids when i'm out on the road.

My goals aren't set on a specfic time frame. I want to own my house outright before i get off the road. I also want a residual income stream.

My kids being cared for comes first. I'll try my best to balance the needs, but the way I see it making sure my kids are cared for comes first, and right now, this is the best way i know how to make money.

I offered for her to come with me on the road. I've been trying to push her to get her CDL so we could run teams, and really make that money, acheive our goals quicker, and then retire together.

she made her choice, and i respect her choice.

but with that being said, if she were to make me choose between her and my truck, i'm sure i'll be crying myself to sleep inside my sleeper berth.

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