Holly Pond, Ala.
“We keep in touch with the guys from the loading docks in California.”
“I keep in touch with another truck driver from Canada.”
“I have friends everywhere. I usually talk with them over the phone.”
“I keep in touch with other drivers. One of them, Terry, became a good friend.”
“I keep in touch with people that I’ve met at truck stops and other places, but they’re mainly acquaintances.”
HARVEY LEE WILSON
McElroy Truck Lines
“I always stop at the Flying J in Midway, Fla., and the TA in Montgomery, Ala. … I look for the same person.”
“I keep in touch with a buddy of mine that works for the same company.”
“I’ve kept up with a lot of other drivers that I meet at truck stops. I call them on my cell phone.”
“I keep in touch with another driver that I met during Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. We talk back and forth sometimes over the cell phone.”
“No, I try not to associate with them.”
“No. Truck drivers sit in the truck stops and talk to each other and have a good time, but they never exchange names because they know they’ll probably never see each other again.”
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