While waiting for our trailer to be loaded, I shot this Spring-In-November photo. What a colorful site as we head into winter.
I call myself the “Truck Driver In Training” – not yet driving. I pay attention to everything that I can. Are you a person that pays attention to mile markers? I never did, I am working on it now.
I have always been the type of driver that allows a semi-truck my lane while he/she turns at traffic lights. Being in the passenger seat of the truck, while the rig is maneuvering the turn, my fingers tend to grip the arm rests. One is an entirely different experience from the other – onlooker to participant.
I also witnessed the multitude of times when the truck driver is the recipient of special gestures when we he does make a car back up on a tight city corner. I will definitely develop much tougher skin when the wheel is in my own hands. There will be no eye contact with you (the driver of the car), I’ll just make sure I make my turn safely.
What did I not do while on the road the first day? I did not take my computer. I did not write. I took notes on my phone. When sitting in the cab of a truck for three hours, while waiting or being unloaded, there will be plentiful opportunity for writing (or resting). I look forward to it.