FROM FACT TO FICTION
By J. F. Ridgley
Ever wonder if love can be sweeter on an 18-Wheeler This mature romance is set on John’s 18-wheeler when he discovers a cute but helpless driver in her broken-down car on the Salt Flats of Utah.
Carrie was dead either way,..freezing in her car or getting into a complete stranger’s semi that pulled in behind her car. So, she climbs into John’s rig, only to have her life take a unexpected right turn.
Join John and Carrie’s journeys that crosses America and offers them a chance for a new romance and dreams.
18 Wheeler by JF Ridgley is about two people finding love on the open road where one is a widowed truck driver who comes to the rescue of a woman stuck out in the cold. She becomes his “broker” scheduling his loads and deliveries. This brings to mind the relatively new concept of husbands and wives traveling together as team truck drivers.
What would that be like? Traveling constantly with your wife or husband by your side, 24/7? I did some research and came up with both pros and cons.
First off, the biggest pro would obviously be the money you could make. You are driving while your spouse is sleeping. Time would not be an issue and you could get your load to its destination in half the time. This is a great reason many husband-wife teams undertake to make this profession switch. Being alone becomes a non-issue while stopping to enjoy scenic places and opportunities along the way. Sleeping quarters don’t matter since you’re traveling with a spouse and not a partner of the same sex (or not!). According to TruckingOffice’s article, a lot of truck drivers traveling alone suffer from “depression, sleep apnea, diabetes, and obesity due to the rigors of being on the road.”
Conversely, the article also says that unless you manage your schedule very diligently you can be alone a lot of the time with one spouse sleeping. Both drivers need to have approximately the same skill level or arguments can arise and both drivers need to love being on the road all the time not to mention personal habits you discover you can live without!
So, as with all situations, the pros and cons need to be weighed carefully before you become a truck-driving duo.
TruckingOffice, Husband and Wife Trucking: Pros and Cons, https://www.truckingoffice.com/blog/husband-and-wife-trucking-pros-and-cons/