It is very disheartening whenever I hear people talk badly and complain about trucks.
Here is a question you need to stop and ask yourself the next time you have a complaint about truck drivers or that noisy truck.
How do you think the things you buy get to the stores that you buy from – Teleportation?
A good friend of mine – @alanqbrstol – posted a link to a picture of a t-shirt that asked that question.
It is surprising that there are actually people in today’s time that still don’t realize that every item is at some point in time hauled by a truck in one way or another.
Some of the really “great minds” in our society even think that most comes by trains – or should come by train. Yea, I have seen a train pulled up to a Walmart or Kroger store unloading – haven’t you?
Everything that you have ever bought at any store – gets there by a truck – and always will get there by a truck.
People that have not been around trucking have no idea of the sacrifices truck drivers make every month, week or day. All they can see is that big smelly and noisy truck, that is holding them up by about five minutes while they are trying to get to a store or home. I know a lot of truck drivers and I don’t know a single one of them that intentionally intends to hold anyone up.
It takes a special person to be a truck driver – it’s not just sitting behind a steering wheel and driving. Trucking is very hard work for little pay. What other profession do you know of works it’s employees for 70 hours per week without paying any overtime? So give them truckers a break – in fact you should thank a truck driver – when you see them.
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