Semi trucks have always been part of my life. My dad was a construction worker who drove trucks and built roads. My husband was a trucker when we were married. The first five years of our marriage we covered the lower 48, logging thousands of miles. For a girl who barely left Montana, it was a huge learning experience.
I loved seeing all the different places and meeting tons of different people. I developed a strange vernacular. I picked up words from every part of the country. I have every odd accent rolled into one. I still do. Trucking is not just a job, it is a lifestyle. When our kids were born, I stayed home and he trucked solo. It can be a lonely life for trucker and wife. He was on a fairly regular schedule, gone 5-7 days then home for 2. I was raising two toddlers and holding down the fort while he was gone, winning bread. He missed a lot of little moments providing for his family, most dads do. He started doing construction trucking, so he could be closer to home, and get to enjoy more of those everyday bits that are so important with kids.
We have two trucks and a bunch of trailers now. We are very flexible in what we can haul. We do our own maintenance and books, which means wearing many hats. I have had to find outlets for various parts, because our town doesn’t have much for truck parts and services. I have had to locate information pertaining to compliance issues with DOT and all the other alphabet agencies (IRS,FMCSA, etc).
I started this site as a hub to keep track of all the information that I have gathered. A rolodex of truck info. Then I started to add information for non-trucking friends who wanted to learn more about trucks. I hope that my articles will help truckers, families and the public appreciate the joys and trials of trucking life. I also hope that my links will bring information and parts into a central location, so you can spend more time with your family and less time trolling the interwebs for parts. I hope you find great value here. I am always looking for topics, so if you have ideas feel free to leave them in a comments box. Have a great day!