trucks(can we do without the trucks hauling food,clothes and many other things?

@annjilena (5620)
United States
December 30, 2008 6:31pm CST
the truck driver goes without sleep and not eating like they should because they have most of their meals on the road.if we didn,t have truck driver to delivery our clothes to the the stores, our food ,from different countries so we can have what we need.without trucks and their driver many luxury we have now we wouldn,t have.truck and their drivers make it possible.i was setting here thinking if we didn,t have those big trucks you see on the road and their driver we will not have the things in the store we buy each and every day.
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@yesah65 (158)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I have driven a truck for 36 years now, and you would be surprised how many times I have been told that big trucks should be banned from the roads.It is true, that big trucks make big messes, but most often an accident happens because of bad weather or some 4 wheeler(thats what we called cars)cut us off or something else stupid, and usually the truck driver gets blamed for it. Don't get me wrong because there are some truck drivers that should not be driving...anything. One day some lady came up to me as I was getting out of the truck and told me we shouldn't be allowed on the road with cars. Rather than getting upset with her, I simply asked her just how far she would be willing to go to get her own stuff? My satisfaction was in the blank look on her face when I walked away. Aside from all that, I (as a truck driver) thank you for your endorsement.
• United States
31 Dec 08
My husband is a truck driver and he tells me about those four wheelers all the time, he has a video camera on the front dash and OMG some of the stuff he tapes is horrifying! Some people just do not have a clue!
@savak03 (6693)
• United States
31 Dec 08
It has been my dream since I was a small child to be a truck driver. I came close a couple of times and have traveled all over this country but I have never really driven the big rigs. I am thinking that even now I could go in for this but I am not sure. I will have to give it some more thought.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Dec 08
mt son-in-law did it on line they pais for everything.they left him a bus ticket at the bus station once there gave him and many more a hotel room they go to class during the day they gave them money for food.and he earn money every week and finally he got his temperarialy truck drivers license after taking many test.you can make a decent living if you decide to do this and you get to see many things in the world.thank you for sharing
@hildas (3031)
31 Dec 08
I think we are going to see a lot more delevery men on the roads with the internet in the future. Lots more people are buying online and getting things delivered more to their homes. I think driving trucks and delivery men are the career to take in the future. I do think they work long hours though and should get more breaks and things than they do. I drive myself and I really think it must be very tiring doing this job.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
31 Dec 08
you are so right they don,t get enough rest because they on the move all the time we sure do need them and without them we are done for.thank you for sharing
• United States
1 Jan 09
Roughly 90% of the products we use everyday come to the store on trucks. If all trucks stopped moving the store shelves would be empty within a day or so. If you think about it that is a scary thought. Our entire economy could collapse without the truck driver. That makes it all the sadder when you realize most of them do not make more than 10$ per hour. No wonder there is a shortage of drivers. I used to drive truck.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Truck drivers do keep the nation moving. But They have to keep a log and are not to drive over 11 hrs. in any day and can't work over 14 hr. They must rest for 10 hours before getting behind the wheel again. They can't work over 60 hours per week. This is to keep them safe. In my opinion they need to rest more often after all driving that long is very tiring. Even riding that long can wear you out. Any way my hat's is off to all those truck drivers.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Dec 08
your right and they have a motto. If you got it a truck brought it. My neice is a truck driver and I know how she runs and she doesnt eat right at all . and goes along time with out sleep . But too this was her before she became one so she picked a good job to do fits her to a T
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
31 Dec 08
They do a remarkable job. If it was not for them we would have problems buying most stuff from supermarkets and others stores. Thanks for bring up this subject.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
31 Dec 08
yes they are all good points, but the guys that deliver to the stores for the most part work in town and so it is not long distance, my father has been a truck driver since he was 15 he did long distance halls but for the last 20 years it is in town delivering MacCain products to the grocery stores.