With autumn in full swing, we thought it might be time for a little light hearted fall fun. Being a professional driver is not for the feint of heart. There are a few things that only a truck driver would understand. Here are just a few of the things that only truck drivers can relate to.
You know all state license plates.
Not just the basic ones. All of them. Does Florida have another fish plate? Yep. Wait, there’s a Georgia University of Alabama license plate? Of course, there is. You know them all and you can point one out from three car lengths away. If they had a category for it on Jeopardy, you would win big.
You’re a snob for your favorite podcast and radio hosts.
Nobody better bother you during your favorite podcast! Maybe it’s local radio for you, whoever it is, they’re part of your routine and family. Every day you are spending more time with your favorite radio or podcast host than your family. You get notifications when they post a new one and you get irritated if they skip a week. And sometimes, just sometimes, you talk at them through the radio as if they can hear you.
You know every chain restaurant menu by heart.
You have the app on your phone, and you’re racking up rewards points one bite at a time. From McDonald's to Olive Garden takeout. You know what you like and how you like it. Whether it’s dressing on the side or an 8-count, every chain restaurant menu is locked and loaded at the back of your mind at all times.
You are an expert meteorologist.
You have all the weather apps on your phone and sometimes think you may have missed your calling as a meteorologist. Knowing what weather conditions are going to be like on the road is important for safety and you want to be prepared at all times. You know the exact minute the rain will hit.
You have clothes for every season with you.
Sure, it might be the springtime, but you never know when a freak snowstorm is going to hit New Jersey. You have a wardrobe fit for all weather conditions and you’re always prepared for sweltering humidity or frosty mornings.
You’re the “MacGyver” of cooking.
Not feeling truck stop food? No worries at all, you already know how to make great meals with a few basic ingredients. You are a master chef in a cab. You probably even bring your trusty air fryer with you these days. Ask a fellow hauler what they have cookin’ up. You might just find a new recipe to add to your arsenal.