trucking advice

Secrets to a healthy trucking life

Trucker gives encouragement to others trying to live a more healthy lifestyle.

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Welcome to teenager hell!

5 ways to take back control from your teenagers.

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Suck it up, buttercup!

New trucker complains of boredom and Carolyn's not too impressed with his whining.

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Call your kids

A mom asks her ex to please call his sons.

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Change is possible

Dear Carolyn, I’m about to get married to a great guy. He wasn’t such a great guy when he was married to his previous wife. However, he has since quit drinking, got into therapy, lost 50 pounds and has turned into the great guy he once was. I know everything about how badly he treated his first wife but I feel lucky to be getting a new improved version. Does this worry you? Sue   Dear Sue, The second mouse ...

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Not a healthy Subway choice

  Dear Carolyn, My husband feels virtuous because he eats at Subway when he's on the road.  He says, “If it’s good enough for Jared, it’s good enough for me.” I disagree. His favorite sub is the Meatball Pepperoni Melt. I contend that just the name itself screams, “heart attack!” My husband is 55 years-old, 50 pounds overweight and has high blood pressure. He reads you all the time and may listen to what you have to say. ...

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Life advice

‎"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."  Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

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Why doesn't she return my calls?

Dear Carolyn, I'm a truck driver who recently asked out a nice gal who works in the main office the small trucking company I drive for. We had a good time and I would like to ask her out again. However, she has not returned any or my calls or text messages since the date. Does this mean she's not interested? I wish she would just say so. Kevin, Dear Kevin, She did. Sorry, I know that sounds mean but if ...

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Don't let the turkeys get you down!

Dear Carolyn, Well, I survived my first Thanksgiving on the road. It was not as terrible as I thought it would be. I had a lot of calls/texts/emails from friends and family. They even put my son on face-to-face and I read him a goodnight story. All was not lost! The waitress at the truckstop was really kind and I left a nice tip. I’m sure she didn’t want to be there anymore than I did. One ...

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Lizards are for losers

Dear Carolyn, My husband is a hardworking, honest, happily married trucker who is struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia. He is exhausted after a long day of driving and hates to be harrassed by hookers when he pulls over to sleep. I get it that everyone is trying to make a buck but he says sometimes he’s woken up three or four times a night, especially in rest areas. He’s thinking about putting a no/lizard sticker ...

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