For most of my life I gave little thought to big trucks and truck drivers except for the intimidation I would feel when those big rigs with their loud engines passed me on the road. I had some preconceived notion that all truck drivers were rough, tough cowboy types behind the wheel of a big truck, wearing blue jeans and boots, their shirt sleeves rolled up. It never occurred to me when I went to the store to buy my groceries, clothes or anything else that those things were all brought by truck. Some products are transferred from one truck to another several times over thousands of miles to get to their destination. I married a truck driver several years ago, and when I started riding with him he showed me a different side of this country, the side seen from behind the wheel of an eighteen-wheeled semi-tractor truck.
I was listening to the CB radio and heard all of the funny and strange slang language that truckers are famous for. I thought it was so funny that I wrote a book about it called: Truckin’ Up!
Truckin’ Up! was published 2014 by Four Pawns Publishing, Inc. It is animated and entertaining as it shares stories, jokes, cities, National 10 codes, and slang in the world of truckers. This year, I produced the audiobook version and it is now available at Audible.com, Amazon.com and itunes.
Check out this preview on Youtube HERE