Life on the road is more than just a job or a career. It’s a lifestyle. You are out there for weeks, sometimes months at a time. Meeting new people everyday, and forming ties/bonds with other drivers that you run into pretty regularly – whether it be at truck stop diners, or waiting to get loaded/unloaded, etc…
We are a community out there. We share a love of our profession that few people can ever understand. We do more than just drive trucks; we keep this country alive, and so few people recognize that. We don’t do what we do for recognition, or fame, we do it because we love it, and of course for the money… I would be lying if I said that I didn’t love the money.
So many people look down upon truck drivers… I can’t blame them for the most part, because a few bad eggs have given society the opinion that we are crude, rude, dirty, and disrespectful… Oh how wrong they are!
If people would really get to know a truck driver, they would have a whole new respect for them – for us. Our lives are dedicated to making sure that you have everything that you need to survive. We put food on the shelves, gas in your car, send medical supplies to your hospitals and so much more.
So the next time you pass a truck driver, instead of flipping him/her the bird for blocking your way, thank him/her for dedicating their lives to you.