I like the freedom; I like being the boss.
The independence; you’re your own boss.
Faircloth Trucking Company
I’ve been driving 41 years, and I like being on the go and making a living.
I don’t have to punch a time clock and it takes care of my family.
I love seeing the country and I love my freedom. It’s not that old 9-to-5 routine.
Seeing kids’ faces light up when they see my big rig. I also love traveling and meeting new people.
M & S Freight
The money is good. Sometimes it doesn’t come your way and sometimes it does.
I own my own truck, so I like being out there doing my own thing.
Lucky S Trucking
Golden Valley, Ariz.
The freedom. It’s a job I enjoy doing. I do get to see a lot of country, but it’s more than that – I like the feeling of being my own boss.
Mt. Crawford, Va.
I like serving
people. Without truckers you wouldn’t have anything. I appreciate that I can do something for someone else.
It’s no doubt the money and the benefits. It’s hard to find a job paying what trucking pays.
Makes my mar-riage stronger. When I’m gone for three weeks and get home, it’s like a honeymoon every time.
St. Francis, Ark.
Economic necessity. Most factories are gone from my city, so it’s either farming or trucking. I chose trucking.
I’m proud to be
able to perform a service for people. People need their products to be hauled.
I do it for the money.
Joe and Valerie Hartley
TR Trucking Company
Virginia Beach, Va.
I like the scenery. I’m a paid tourist.
I’ve been doing this over 15 years and it has just gotten bad. Like anything else, it has to
hit rock bottom before it gets better. It’s very hard out there right now for a lot of people.