Trucking Life – A Week of Delays


As truck driving goes, without a speck of a doubt I will be saying these words again, this was a week filled with delays.

We sat in a truck repair yard from morning until sundown in Baltimore.  Later, we sat for twenty-four hours while waiting for a load in Georgia. The large paper mill kept experiencing mechanical problems on their line, therefore, the order for our load was much delayed.

Despite the delays, which would take too long to explain here, I have had no time to write. So, as a rookie, a trucker in training, I am learning that I must take every spare time opportunity that knocks at the door. In other words, don’t wait for the time. When the opening pops up, absorb it!

I have a bucket-load of fun things to write about, including getting to see my Amish ancestor’s homeland (Lancaster, PA), and driving through the New England states and New York City.

Despite the setbacks, lack of regular meals, with no time to tap the fingers on the keyboard, I am excited at all of the things that have crossed our path in the last few weeks as we began our new family business.

I do believe…I do have faith…there are positive outcomes that come about no matter where you are, regardless of what you are doing, and despite what you are experiencing. Creativity and positive thinking are the necessary key ingredients.


2 thoughts on “Trucking Life – A Week of Delays

  1. Becky says:

    Everything happens for a reason, Mary. Maybe the delays were to give you time to absorb and contemplate all of your recent experiences. I SOOO hope this new business is successful and exciting for you both.
    Driving through New York City would be scary for me. I don’t like that traffic.

    • Mary Humphrey says:

      It has been fun, but I remind myself often that it is a family business. It is a lot of work, and isn’t a “normal” lifestyle by any estimation. I’ll have a lot to write about, and now see the need to be a trucker advocate.

      I hope you are doing well!


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