“When you break down, it’s pretty embarrassing, because others out on the road think you have no business driving.”
“I got lost going to New Jersey one time. It was nighttime, and there was a lot of construction in the road.”
“I got lost once and went the wrong way down the highway for about 20 miles because I had no idea where I was going.”
“It’s embarrassing listening to truckers talk to women on the CB. I have been out on the road for 39 years, and back then we had respect for women. The language used today could improve.”
“Once I forgot to unhook the air hoses from my trailer before pulling away. This busted my air lines, so I couldn’t move my trailer. It was really embarrassing.”
“I used to get lost all the time in Houston. It once took me six hours to figure out where I was because there are so many highways there. I got really frustrated, and I was ready to quit.”
“Getting a ticket is always the worst.”
“One time I passed up a weigh station. I just kept on going, though, because there wasn’t much I could do.”
“I got a speeding ticket.”
New Orleans, La.
“Once my co-driver slid in the snow while I was in the back asleep, and it bounced me out of the bed. All I could do was yell, ‘Are we dead?'”
“Traffic tie-ups can be embarrassing because people in four wheelers don’t realize that you need more room and need to be let in.”
John and John Transport
Baton Rouge, La.
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.