Cause we gotta little ol’ convoy, rockin’ through the night
Yeah we gotta little ol’ convoy, ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on an’ join our convoy, ain’t nothin’ gonna git in our way
We’re gonna roll this truckin’ convoy, cross the USA
Newsweek says that boomers are choosing the life of a truck driver
growing number of baby boomers who are breaking free of office life to become truckdrivers on the open road. “I don’t want to be sitting behind a desk anymore,” Cruz says. “I did that for too many years.
Yeah, I would much rather sit on my butt behind a steering wheel popping bennies and trying to catch an upskirt view of a passing chick. Who needs an air conditioned office with the coffee pot down the hall and a clean bathroom?
I’d much rather have my entire earning capacity tied to the price of diesel fuel than how productive I am at work. 401K? Shoot, I can buy lottery tickets in every state.
Newsweek interviewed a fired social worker and a former IBM employee. Does anybody besides me remember The Norm Show starring Norm MacDonald? He had to do social work to make up for some bad behavior which I can’t recall. So basically we got Norm and Dilbert behind 40,000 pounds of roaring interstate monsters according to Newsweek.
Pshaw, I say, yes Pshaw. The only reason more truckers are over 50 now than before is because they aged into the category.
Oh yeah, here’s a good one, a trucking firm is recruiting married couples for long haul trucking.
That is just so cruel to both people on so many levels.
If you have a sister and brother-in-law living with you, rent Smokey and the Bandit and gettrucking.com set as your home page.
I have several truck drivin’ clients and indeed they have aged into the job. Also I know several married couples truckin’ together – but it’s usually because husband got in trouble with some hot piece of a** at a few rest areas when he was driving solo.
LOL, and then there is that! Thanks, great comment.
Sounds like a recipe for divorce if you ask me!!!!!!!!!!
I know couples can run a business together, but being so close day in and day out would take a special pair (of knuckleheads.)
Hmmm…makes ya wonder more, too, about the things they claim are grounds for taking away the license of “oldies”. Oh dear.
On a more serious note…family in truckin’, I’ve worked in trucking industry, DH in RR’n…both industries HARD, HARD demanding life. You’d be surprised how many truckers are found in their trucks in parking lots of truckstops after suffering heart attacks. Sad and scary.
Be careful on the road. Watch out for the other guy that may have the best of intentions, but shouldn’t be behind the wheel.
Edjulmacate me. What’s DH in RR’n?
Thanks for your insight.
If my husband and I drove a truck together, they’d find our bodies interlocked in half-nelsons in our sleeper in the parking lot of some truck stop. We’d kill each other before we earned our first paycheck. It’d be the music that’d do it – I’d refuse to listen to any more David Allen Coe and he’d refuse to listen to any more SpongeBob.
If my wife and I drove together, I would be a big yellow bloated mess because I like to drink coke and when she gets behind the wheel, ain’t no stopping to pee.
If I was behind the wheel she would be sound asleep, but want to talk when it was my turn to sleep.