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 comment. All the other guys sitting around seemed very depressed and angry. This is my first year driving but I don’t want to turn into those guys. I get it that it’s tough to be out there but it’s also what you make of it. Right?
Absolutely right on! The holidays have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in us. I believe you are as happy as you decide to be. You cheered up the waitress and maybe some others who saw your positive attitude.
I’m just say’n,
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.