Hey all. It’s Blue again. It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy hauling mulch so everyone can have a nice yard for Memorial Day. Today’s rant is going to be about a few posts I’ve been seeing on social media about how some businesses look trashy if they allow trucks to park there. That got my blood boiling. First of all, if you have placed a finger on it, a truck has brought it. If you buy it, use it, eat it, smell it, guess what…more than likely a truck brought it. Do these people realize that without drivers, America stops? This great country of ours would grind to a halt, if every truck just suddenly stops. Within hours, no gas, no food, no expensive perfume or bottled water for you to use and consume. These recent posts paint us as stupid, trashy truck drivers. Here’s a news flash for ya: I would rather surround myself with fellow truck drivers knowing we all work damn hard to make our paychecks and support our families, than to be around ignorant, stuck up people making these comments. We made sure you got what you needed to live your lifestyle. Second, we shop at these businesses because some of us live in our trucks, or are in them for extended periods of time. Some of them allow us to park there because we bring them their products and in turn purchase them right away.
Drivers go days, weeks, and months without seeing our loved ones to make sure this great country of ours continues to keep moving. We make sure this country has everything it needs to be able to keep building new houses, put food on the table, keep gas and diesel fuel in our vehicles. If it wasn’t for us, where would you be? It would be nice if the American public showed some respect for us and what we do. It would be nice if people were a little more educated about what we do before claiming about us parking in their lots.
To all you fellow truck drivers, I salute you in what we do. It’s rough. It’s long hours. And, it’s frustrating at times. But we get the job done, and damn it, we do it well.
Also on this fine memorial holiday, I salute our current and past service men and women in the armed forces. Without you and your sacrifices, this great country we call home, wouldn’t be home. To all the families who lost loved ones in the military, without those sacrifices, we wouldn’t be free, so thank you. And lastly, to my brother in the United States Marine Corps, and my brother in law in the Army National Guard, I say thank you. You guys are my hero’s.
Till next time, be safe, and keep on trucking.