THOUGHT OF THE DAY

If you tell him it can't be done, he will show you it can.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

LIFE OF A TRUCK DRIVER FAMILY

Over the years I have been asked the same question, time and time again. "Don't you get tired of David being on the road so much?" Well it hasn't always been easy. It takes a special person to be able to handle the alone time, decision making, and running a family without your spouse at home on a normal 9/5 schedule. I sometimes use the analogy I felt like a military spouse. Long periods of away time, although he doesn't dodge bullets, he has to dodge other drivers on the road, long hours, etc. truck driving is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the country.

Our now grown children and myself had to sacrifice many things, but I think it actually helped mold both two wonderful now successful young people and made me a better person. Sometimes we forget also that it wasn't just the family at home that had the rough times, David sacrificed just as much if not more than we have. Also this is our business, how we make our living and what put two children through college and the roof over our head. We cherish the time we do have together and hold it close. We also like to remind people although we don't work in a traditional office setting, and have normal working hours, we expect the same respect you would give to anyone you would do business with. It isn't as easy as it looks, and its definitely not a job for everyone.

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