Trucking companies have a reputation for being crooks..and it is well deserved. Your “weekend off” will turn into a few hours. The turnover for over the road truckers is very high..200% and some companies as high as 700%.
You get like a jet lag from driving all the time, especially at night. I am listening to the self help gurus and advisors.. yeap. Great advice except for one thing? Where’s the money.
There are sweet spots though. I eat some splendid curry at a place in Indiana, at Spiceland,IN exit 23 I believe..or was it 123? Anyways..it was VERY good..the place elaborate..not like a american truck stop. It was gourmet compared to the place in Oklahoma City. They offer quite a variety of India curries. Eh.. JRR’s offers pretty much the same stuff. Basmati Rice. Naan bread. Chicken curry. This place has lots more variety. Vindaloo, etc. It’s a little more elaborate, and much more expensive than JRR.
Curry is not big with truckers though. Truckers like that chicken fried steak. Uggg.
It is billy cold outside, and a night of wild adventure as I run a load of beer up US61, to US34, to US63, to Iowa 163. The adventure being finding a place to get fuel additive These roads are great. 4 lanes, just like the Interstate, but very remote and lonely.. I find a place to get fuel additive so my fuel won’t gel as the temperature drops to 8F. My fuel tanks dropped to 1/4 and this is dangerous because the fuel will gel sooner as the tanks get low. I listen to some “Dimension X” and they are quite entertaining, though very dated. Then, a fight with my dispatcher as he wants me to run another 700 miles…and I am tired to the bone.
People don’t realize what happens. Indeed..the “news” just shows a small smattering of what actually happens in the world.