Do you truckers love your truck?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Trucker Carlton, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Trucker Carlton

    Trucker Carlton Bobtail Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    I love my truck, like my second wife. Sounds weird but that’s what I feel. I mean, gives me protection from the weather, warm during cold and cool insuring summer. And gets me where I need to drop off a load and pick up. I drive a full cab not a day cab.
    Do I name my truck? Don’t mind if I do, my human wife is nickname is Tiger, so my second wife (my truck) Cheetah. I mean she’s fast as hell. Some days. I can talk how I’m feeling and knowing that it won’t be spread. So Cheetah, just drives and follow my commands but I treat her like a man should. Second relationship. I’m not cheating
    Tell me yours.
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  3. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    She will test your love. Wait until she breaks down in Atlanta in the middle of August when it’s 104° out. Not sure if you’re a company driver or an owner operator. That could also make a difference. When she breaks down what is she worth? You have to drag all your stuff to take the a couple hours and put it on another truck and you know in a few days when your truck is fixed you’ll have to drag it all back onto your original truck.

    I do everything in my truck. Yes, everything. I even cook from scratch, if the weathers bad I’ll do a work out inside my truck with some dumbbells, he’ll I’ve even entertained a few ladies in my truck, but when she breaks down, I know immediately I’m in for a couple long weeks moving gear back-and-forth and losing stuff in my truck driving experience just being more chaotic.
  4. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

    Jul 2, 2017
    No my truck is a tool. I have no loyalty to it beyond keeping it as well maintained as possible to get as many miles our of it before it has major breakdowns.
  5. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I've never been able to come up with names for vehicles. When I was a kid it was "the white station wagon". Then my kids called my first truck the red truck, the flatnose, your uncle's truck and now my current one is "your truck".

    She is my mistress.
  6. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Lordy, I have loved some ladies
    And I have loved Jim Beam
    And they both tried to kill me in 1973
  7. Rickp

    Rickp Medium Load Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    Spokane, WA
    Nope. Got lots of friends who are in love with trucks but mine is no different than my dads snap on wrenches. Its used to do a job.
  8. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

    Jan 7, 2021
    Not many owners with preemission cat, detroit, cummins powered trucks backed by 18 speeds anymore. Bad arse petes, kw and freightshakers. The guys that took pride in their ride and loved trucking amungst like minded fellows. So now all you left with is new generation eople with problem plastic trucks and automatic transmission emisson junkers who just do it to make ends meet. These guys that stlll around get roasted for having seat down low, shifter up high, and blowing black smoke with straight pipes and chicken lights. But hey good luck with this thread. Probably will be mostly filed with people that hate there job and where lifes path brought them.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2021
  9. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Omaha, NE
    my wife calls the trucks that. The mistresses’ get more love and attention and $$$$ than she does
    Doealex and Bean Jr. Thank this.
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Pretty cool generalization that the only guys who take pride in their trucks are the ones with hoods.
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