I wanted to drive semi’s when I was little. But my father said that women did not do that type of work. He also said never to marry a truck driver because he wouldn’t be home every night.
I’ve driven “big” vehicles since 1990. Buses (school & public), box trucks, motorcycles. I love a long road trip with my playlists, some food and an open road. Perfect way to clear the cobwebs from my head. I wish I could find the perfect job where I just have to drive, but not have to deal with people or packages.
There is something about driving my car where ever I go. I’m the one who will drive my friends instead of them driving me. I feel that I can leave when I want to; I’m in control. I’m not dependent on someone for transportation or not stuck in a place I don’t want to be. I love my car. I love my work vehicle. I know the sounds each one makes, how the pedals feel under my feet. I think it is about being in control. I’m in control of the steering wheel (and the radio).