Sept. 18, 2022

Trucker Talk

Trucker Talk

Whenever I think of big trucks, I somehow think of truck drivers who eat steak and eggs with HP Sauce and play the song Convoy.  Ok, is that stereotypical and is that fair?  It's like saying all grandmas who drive cars play Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.  Ok, well, this Grammy does, but that's beside the point.  In fairness I have these images in my mind because of how I grew up.  A friend of our family drove the big old White Pass trucks coming out of the mines in the Yukon in the early 70's.  He ate steak with HP sauce and I have no idea if he played Convoy in his 8 track player, it was simply a song I had on a K-TEL record.

On a serious note, I really do have a lot of respect for truckers.  We rely on them, year round, to provide us with our groceries, medications and essential items.  Many truckers miss out on birthday parties, soccer tournaments, special events and holidays because their job is not 9-5. There is so much concentration that happens behind that wheel, and they aren't just paying attention to what they are doing, it's everything and everyone around them too! 

I recently had the opportunity to chat with a highly experienced trucker from IOWA.  I had an urge to start out the podcast with a knock-knock joke, but I refrained. I didn't want him to think I was entirely zany. 

If you have a chance, check out the episode.  It was quite informative.  It doesn't matter what size of the border you are on, we all have common interests and experiences and we all want to get home safely.   Thanks to Walter Gatlin, Podcaster from the Trucker Buffet, for sharing his time on this episode.



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