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Any Trucker's Wives out there??

670 Views 17 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  HappyYooper
I am one. I just got back from being called out with the tools, mine by the way, to help DH on the side of the highway fix his back lights on the tractor. Pouring rain, cars spraying you as they go by. Oh the fun. Not as bad as the time we got stuck in the ditch on a forestry road in Northern Alberta in the middle of the winter with a portable building on the back.The chains on the truck were old and broke, so we had to put other ones on, in the dark, still couldn't move. We were there for over 12 hours waiting for something big enough to move us to pass. Lucky I always carried food and water and a small coleman stove in the truck. :sing:
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It's nice to hear from all those truckers wives in different situations. Yarrow, it sounds like both you & DH live very interesting lives. I really admire your chutzpah. :goodjob:

DH drives local & I work from home. About 5 years ago, DH's factory moved out of state so he used a grant from the gov't to go to truck driving school. At first, he worked all hours, very unpredictable, 14+ hours day/ 6 days a week. I like it much better now that he has a dedicated run to Chicago every day. He only works 50-60 hours/week & home every weekend. The down side is that he gets sick of doing the same trip everyday.

If need be, I'm sure he would go to OTR but it would be difficult for us both. I have alot of respect for those who can & do drive OTR.
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