Carolyn Magner

Driving without pants!

Dear Carolyn, I’ve been driving a truck for 5 years and have never had an accident or a speeding ticket. The secret to my success is that I never wear pants when I drive. Ever! It gives me such a wonderful sense of freedom that I wanted to share my idea with your readers. Men and women, take off your pants! Driving pant-free is the way to go! Hope you have a good day! Jim Dear Jim, Oh, I love ...

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Husband is a gem!

Dear Carolyn, My husband is the best husband in the world. He’s loyal, smart, hard working and makes me laugh. He saved up for years to buy his own truck and runs a good solid business. He also cooks, cleans and does his own ironing. I read some of the letters you get from readers and I have to count my blessings. So, you might wonder, why are you writing to me? Well, his birthday is ...

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Is this cheating?

Dear Carolyn, I am 47 years-old and have been dating a trucker for about four months and things are going well. We have not really had the conversation to “determine the relationship” status yet but I assume we are exclusive. Anyway, I had to go to a work party and my guy was on the road. So, I asked a guy friend of mine to go with me. We had fun and it was strictly friendship. ...

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Q&A: Heart patient, trucker Arthur Wayland

Arthur Wayland still trucking after double bypass surgery.

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I already broke my New Year's resolutions

Dear Carolyn,I’ve already broken all of my New Year’s resolutions and it’s only January! I can’t tell you how much this upsets me. Here are the ones I’ve broken:Don’t eat any sweetsDon’t drink any soda unless it’s diet sodaWalk every dayKeep track of everything I eatI don’t think these are too hard so what does it say about me that I can’t keep up with them?Please help. I’m at the end of my rope.JayDear Jay,Think ...

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Get control of the stuff in your life!

Dear Carolyn,My sleeper is out of control. There’s stuff everywhere, I can’t find anything I need and it depresses me to realize I’m living like a pig. I don’t know where to begin getting control of my life. Can you help me get started?JakeDear Jake,If you mean can I literally help? Like have you pull your rig into my driveway and I climb aboard with trash bags and Windex? Uh, that would be a big ...

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Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,Just wanted to wish everyone a happy healthy New Year! Resolve to do something better this year. Add a walk to your day. Eat less sweets. Do a random act of kindness. Call your mother. Adopt a pet from a shelter. Read a book. Try something new. Do one thing that scares you.Oh, and be careful out there!Just Say'n,Carolyn

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Trucking and the single life

Dear Carolyn,It sucks to be single over the holidays. I know some guys talk about a girl in every town but the life of a single trucker is a lonely one. I don’t know how to even begin trying to get a date with a nice girl. Heh heh, I said “nice” girl. KurtDear Kurt,Funny you should mention it. I’m looking for stories about the good, bad and ugly of the single life of truck ...

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Let the holiday rumpus begin!

Dear Carolyn,I am already going out of my mind with the holiday hoopla. I can't get it all done. It's impossible. Do you have any stress relief tips? I'm desperate.ChuckDear Chuck,Take. A. Deep. Breath. Repeat. Hey, next, take a walk. Then, make a list. After that, just sort of move through it with the goal to make steady progress. Don't let the holiday stress own you. Take charge of what needs to be done. And ...

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Holidays and the single life

Dear Carolyn,I’ve been divorced for 20 years and am happily single. The life of a long-haul trucker is hard on relationships and families. While I have met great gals over the years, I’ve been upfront with my lack of interest in anything permanent. Mostly, they seem okay with the idea but in the end, they leave for someone who wants to commit. I get that.The only time I’m a little unsure about my choice to ...

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