1992 was a long,long time ago, so, pardon me… if some of the memories are a bit vague, because I failed to jot everything down right away. I will do the best I can to recall everything as it happened. I am choosing to tell you stories because trucking is one of the reasons that brought me to Texas in the first place. SO..in this diary entry I will just give you a bit of a tease and back-ground..and hopefully that will be enough to string you along every week or so for another riveting entry 10-4 ? Good Buddy?
So where was I? Oh yes…fall of 1992..I was a young 22 year old..afraid of the world..with no sense of direction. When I say no sense of direction I mean that literally. We didn’t have cell phones back then and no GPS. Just a map, a pay phone, and a dispatcher. I remember calling my dispatcher to receive my next haul information and directions. This is part of the conversation.
Him: “Take 401 East to the Mississauga Road exit and go North”
Me: “Is that a left or a right?”
but; none the less, I had this brilliant idea to become a truck driver in order to better myself and NOT because I loved traveling and being away from home. What do you think of these ingredients so far? I am chuckling right now as I am writing rehashing these memories, just so you know!
I lived in Romulus, MI and decided to follow in the footsteps of my roommate. I embarked on several journeys and luckily I am still around to tell you about them . At this point in time I only hauled freight into Ontario and Quebec. I was driving for J.B. Hunt Transport, one of the most hated companies by other Canadian truck drivers. I imagine that was because they felt I took their job. I spoke absolutely no French..not even slang French which is what is spoken in Quebec.
SO..ordering breakfast at the Magog PQ plaza or it may have been a “Fifth Wheel Truck Stop”; I cant remember honestly, consisted of scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, coffee and I still thank God for the wonderful picture menu and I most certainly used it to the fullest extent possible. I pointed at my selection..which to make it easier on everybody was the front cover. The photo was that of “Sunny side up eggs”. Not a problem because I just made the motion of scrambling eggs and she figured it out and smiled. So all ended well.
TO BE CONTINUED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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“TRUE TRUCKER DIARIES”
Please enjoy this Tom Cochrane video ” Life is a Highway” ..It came out the same time I started driving and was basically my theme song.