A couple of articles back I suggested that we say “thank you” and pay for a truck driver’s coffee.
This Labor Day, I thank the truck drivers of our nation. Think of the hours of lonely driving just to spend hours looking for a parking spot to grab some sleep. The next day, they may have their “appointments” turn into a four-hour wait with no pay and a denial to use the restroom.
And, after all that, they have to try to drive while people like you and me disrespect them on the highways as we speed to a store to buy the very products they are carrying.
As a society, we regularly shit on our lifeline and it’s high time we stopped. I’ve thanked veterans on a daily basis and have joined in applause at airports as well. I’m certain you have as well, but have you ever thanked a driver?
Ever hang back on the road and flash your lights to let a driver out of a crappy situation?
Ever change lanes to avoid speeding past a trucker setting out safety reflectors?
There are a ton of little things that would make a driver’s life just a bit better. They deserve it, by the way.
Every once in a while I find myself at a truck stop, and while I can’t afford to pay for the fuel, I could spring for a coffee or some jerky. Even just a thanks is pretty cheap and well-deserved. Maybe if I buy Ingred Brown a roller dog she’ll give me the secret to selecting the best one.
Peace and love