Where is everyone from?

Brenda - posted on 11/08/2008 ( 102 moms have responded )

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Thought it would be interesting to see where everyone is from. Who knows there may be a mom close to you that you can have a coffee with while you trade stories about your husbands!

I mnyself have met quite a few ladies off the internet that have trucking husbands it is great to sit and talk with someone that goes through the same things you do.



Im in Saskatchewan Canada



Where are you from?

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Velvet - posted on 11/08/2008

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Hi

I live in a small town in NEB, We have been trucking for 21 yrs . I don't know about all of you but if it gets any slower(trucking) we will be hurting.

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Carrie - posted on 01/31/2013

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Hi- I am from Urbana IA - a small town close to Cedar Rapids. My husband drives pretty much all over. He has been driving 2 years now and I am just starting to adjust to being a "single" parent to two boys 10 and 11 both with special needs. I work full time also- for sanity! We have been married 9 years in June.

Tricia - posted on 01/11/2010

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Quoting Michelle:

Hello ladies!
I'm in Janesville, WI. My husband works for McLane out of Milwaukee and is gone 4 days a week (overnight 2 nights a week). He calls me his "Roomie" (as in "roommate) since we hardly have time together. And he calls himself the meal ticket!
We have 4 kids (11, 10, 3, 2) so the time we have together is usually just spent with the kids. The kids hate having him gone. My 3 year old says "No dadda at hotel! Dadda come to my house! Dadda come home soon!" on the nights we talk to my husband on the phone. The nights he comes home are filled with crying clingy kids! They stand at the window waiting for him to pull in the driveway, and the tears are flowing by the time he walks in the door. It's so sad.
But, it pays the bills and gives me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. We know it's temporary (he's been doing this for almost two years). He took this job so we can stay ahead, not just keep afloat. Once all the kids are in school, I will go back to work and he can get a "normal" job!


I so understand what you guys are going through. My husband also works for Mclane, but he is out of Kissimmee, Florida. We have 2 girls that miss him when he is gone. My husband only drives in the state of Florida so he is home everyday. It still is hard because he is sleeping during the day and gone at night. But like you said "it pays the bills." It just makes for more quality time when they are home. Hang in there.

Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hi everyone, I am from small town in KY. Barbourville. I have been a driver for 15 years in march. My husband has been a driver for about 25 years. we have a 13 yrs old at home so I just drive local so I can be home everynight he driver our truck for the same company that I work for and is home every weekend.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/06/2010

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We're from a small town in Texas. My husband has been driving for 3 years. He's owner/operator and drives for a family owned business. Most of his family lives here and pretty much everyone drives. We have a 3 year old daughter, and I just started working full-time again. Trucking here has been sloooooooow. We've considered trying something else if things don't pick up soon! He's not ready to quit, because even though it can be REALLY frustrating at times... he loves it. Maybe its because he grew up in a family of truckers. It's what he knows. :)

Kelly - posted on 01/04/2010

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I am from East Tennessee, near Knoxville. My husband actually travels back and forth from here to Quebec, and sometimes goes to Saskatchewan :)

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Longview Texas :) my husband drives a TANKER truck. they haul salt/fresh water. its a local job but he works nights. 6pm-6am. i hate it because we have a 3 almost 4 year old and a 5month old and he barely ever sees them :(

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Rockledge, Florida. (East of Orlando) My hubbie is a long haul driver who is home approximately 14 days out of the year.

Stacey - posted on 08/06/2009

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Hi. Im new to this site and fairly new to the truckers wife game. I live in Columbus, Ohio.

Lori - posted on 08/04/2009

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We are from Southern Ontario. My husband drives all over the countryside including USA and Canada. He works hauling oversize machinery to various places, sometimes being away for 3weeks at a time. We have 1 daughter, a little girl 2 yrs old. My husband has been driving for 12 years now...time flies

Kat - posted on 08/01/2009

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I am new on this board. My husband has been trucking for only about 2.5 years. I reside in St. Cloud, MN. He, however, works out of Tomah, WI. And through some research in my family I have learned that a branch in my family own Doepker trailers in Canada.

Christine - posted on 07/27/2009

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Hi I live in a little town just north about 10 miles from Redding , ca called shasta lake city, ca. My husband has been driving for about 15 years now. We have owned are own truck for about 6 of those years. We are leased to a company of of Harsburg ,Or. Things are real slow right now. but it has to get better. We have 3 boys and have been married for 17 years. He gets home every weekend. I look forward to him coming home but sometimes i can not wait for him to leave.

Terri - posted on 07/27/2009

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Hi my name is Terri

My husband and I live in Decatur,IL my husband is contracted through the Federal Company Moving & Storage out of East Peoria,IL. He has been doing this for 25yrs now he has went up the ladder from part time to O/O with this company.

Jody - posted on 07/27/2009

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I am from Marion, KY. In case ya'll have never heard of it, a lot of people have heard of Paducah, or Princeton, KY. I am just an hour or half hour from those! This is a very dinky little town in between those two!

Michelle - posted on 05/19/2009

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Hello ladies!

I'm in Janesville, WI. My husband works for McLane out of Milwaukee and is gone 4 days a week (overnight 2 nights a week). He calls me his "Roomie" (as in "roommate) since we hardly have time together. And he calls himself the meal ticket!

We have 4 kids (11, 10, 3, 2) so the time we have together is usually just spent with the kids. The kids hate having him gone. My 3 year old says "No dadda at hotel! Dadda come to my house! Dadda come home soon!" on the nights we talk to my husband on the phone. The nights he comes home are filled with crying clingy kids! They stand at the window waiting for him to pull in the driveway, and the tears are flowing by the time he walks in the door. It's so sad.

But, it pays the bills and gives me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. We know it's temporary (he's been doing this for almost two years). He took this job so we can stay ahead, not just keep afloat. Once all the kids are in school, I will go back to work and he can get a "normal" job!

Rachel - posted on 05/19/2009

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New to the group and hello to all. I live in a small town in Middle Tennessee called Smithville. My hubby has been driving for about 5 years now, but he doesn't do traditional "freight hauling" per se. He is a truck transportation specialist as he calls it. In other words, if you have ever seen a semi truck going down the road, towing another semi truck backwards, that's what he does. He is what I call a "boom driver". With our economy and banks refusing to lend money his work has all but dried up and put us in dire straits until recently. I've just graduated from nursing school though and my job starts in just a few weeks thankfully.

Jenny - posted on 05/18/2009

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Hello to everyone, We live in South East Queensland Australia. My Hubby has been driving trucks for over 34 years now and still enjoys it. He has drivin' everything from General Frieght to Refridgerated Vans. Has done Heavy Haulage . We pulled Road Trains across the Nullabour Plains for a few years. Then was driving Quad Side Tippers up north at Cloncurry in Queensland for quite a while.Now he is back doing the interstate in a B Double from Cairns to Perth Western Australia or where ever the load is for. We have seen so much of Australia and I miss not being able to go more often but do when I can.

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2009

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Hey, I'm from Clearbrook, MN. Anyone near here? My husband drives over the road during the winter and does road construction in the summer. I'd like to make some new friends.

Katrina - posted on 05/11/2009

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Hi to all,

I live on the Gold Coast in Australia. My husband has been driving trucks for about 25 years & still loves it. He used to travel all over Australia but with a new baby due he's been sticking to the Bris-Syd-Melb run so he's close to home.

Merinda - posted on 05/10/2009

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I live in Sydney, Australia my husband has only been a semi driver for 6 months.

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Hi everyone, Im Katrina and new here, my hubby is a truckdriver, we currently reside in Lenoir NC

Sherry - posted on 04/06/2009

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I am new to this site. But I am glad that I found it. My husband is a truck driver . He just went back on the road yesterday and I miss him already. He works so very hard in his job and he is such a great guy. It will be nice to talk to others that have truck driving husbands.

Tesa - posted on 03/30/2009

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MY HUSBAND AND I LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN IN PA HE HAS DROVE TRUCK FOR 12 YRS WE HAVE 5 CHILDREN TOGETHER AND WITH THE ECONOMIC CRISIS THE WAY IT IS THINGS ARE VERY TIGHT WITH HIM ONLY WORKING 3 DAYS A WEEK AND I AM A STAY AT HOME MOM HOPE THINGS GET LOOKING UP SOON

Jodie - posted on 03/15/2009

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Hi, Im from Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW, Australia. My husband has been driving semi trailers for 3 yrs. He would love to get a B double or even better a road train job. We just moved here a year ago to get away from the rat race of Sydney and bought our first house, so its very exciting, but theres not alot of jobs around here, and unfortunately they pay alot less than he was earning in Sydney. We have a 2 1/2 yr old and I had hoped to get a job and supplement the income.But after a year of searching we have decided to have a 2nd child instead. So I am expecting our baby in Sept 09. I have really been worried about hubby being away once the baby comes, but after reading all your posts, I should think myself lucky he comes home every weekend and the occasional drop-in during the week on his way through. I'm sure I'll manage just fine, lol. Its amazing how comforting these messages can be to realise im not the only one going through this. My friends married to non-trucking husbands think Im crazy and should be thrilled my hubby is away all week, but they just dont get it. Sometimes I feel like just a housekeeper/baby sitter.Im sure you all understand. Well, looking forward to future posts and glad I joined this group!

Linda - posted on 03/14/2009

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I am Linda from Middle TN. Hubby has been OTR for almost 3 yrs. We have 2 boys ages 9 and 7. Hubby is a company driver for Marten. He drives a refer and has been to 41 of the 48 continuous states. We see him every 2 to 3 weeks for 3 or 4 days. We also homeschool. The boys are looking forward to next Jan because they can both start riding with him (1 at a time).

Donna - posted on 03/13/2009

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Hi



I just joined this group and I live in a small town called Hull in West Central, IL.  My husband was an owner/operator until 7 years ago when he went to work for a company in IL.  He now drives a truck and is also a Driver Trainer.  He has been driving for over 23 years.  He drives refrigerated vans and has to go to Idaho a lot as they opened a new plant there.  Trucking is the only life we know and right now I wouldn't change anything except I wish he could be home a little more often.

Michelle - posted on 03/08/2009

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hello fellow trucker wifes, im new to all of this. My fience has been a truck driver for over 20 yrs, n he loves it, it is defiently in his blood, we have been together for 2 yrs, I have a 8yr old daughter from my late husband, and he has a 15 yr old daughter from a preveios marriage, its hard to be at home alone to raise the girls, escesally the teenager, having lottttttssss of problems with her. anyway we live in cranbrook BC (Canada)

Sgt - posted on 03/07/2009

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Hey everyone, i'm from Zebulon North Carolina about 10-15 minutes from the capital Raleigh. It's a lonely world in truckers wife, it's just like being a miltary wife (alomst). We were doing it together and what I mean by that is I was on the truck for first 2.5 yrs and now he kicked me off so he can train other drivers and make more money, and what he don't realized is the money I don't really care about just his safety and concern. But, once the ecomony and freight gets better he'll be home more often. But we can make it through...

Diane - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi. I am from London Ontario and my husband has been trucking since I met him 15 years ago. He started running to California weekly about 8 years ago. We have two kids, a 13 year old boy and 11 year girl. They have both done the L.A. run with their Dad and love it. We all went last Christmas and had a great time. I used to have my license but started having kids and decided that was more important. I have always felt like a single parent but we are all used to it. He would probably drive me nuts if he was around all the time. LOL.

Kelly - posted on 02/22/2009

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Akron, Ohio area. My husband has been driving truck for the last 15 years. We have only been married for 7 of those. When I first met him, 8 years ago, he was driving long distance. I was a single mom with 2 kids under 2. He quit to be closer to us and took a local trucking job. When we married, the truck he was driving was our get-a-way vehicle. He recently was hurt while doing that job and while in recovery, has been offered another job to go back on the road. When he is released to return to work, he will be going back on the road. I'll miss him, but I think it will be the best thing for us.

Brenda - posted on 02/21/2009

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Modesto California here. Husband's been driving trucks 26 years hauling pool chemicals, semis of bleach 16 of those. He's home daily. Does have an overnighter occasionally. Makes for long days, not many hours together. We have been married 34 years, have 1 daughter 33.

Jeanne - posted on 02/18/2009

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I am in Rouleau, (Dog River for those of you Corner Gas fans) Saskatchewan.  It is 30 miles SW of Regina and 30 miles SE of Moose Jaw.

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2009

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melton,victoria,australia. my other half has not been a truckie for long only a year.he loves it.

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Duffield, Virginia...it's about 15 minutes from the Virginia/Tennessee state line. My husband has been driving a truck for about +10 years now. He has the same route up to Chicago twice a week. I'm lucky that he's not gone long...usually leaves 1 day then gone the next and back by the evening after. The company that he works for was just bought out so we'll see it goes for awhile. They've been talking about layoffs...it's kind of scary.

Karen - posted on 02/15/2009

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Hi folks Im from south central PA, Hubby just started with Stevens transport in August. got his own truck in Dec... A bit discouraged with pay but I guess its better than nothing. Has not been home longer than a few hours since Christmas but that is to be expected.

Nice to meet everyone....

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