To: Blue Screen of Death
I would guess many of the truckers are way ahead of the curve as compared to their union leaders as far as keeping their eyes open and I would also guess that after years of listening to Rush and other conservative talk show hosts many of these same truckers are ahead of their union leadership with regard to conservatism. One of the few over the road truckers I used to know was extremely well informed and very conservative. He might even be a freeper.
posted on 06/21/2002 1:17:42 PM PDT
He might even be a freeper.
Or, he might be married to one! ;*)
My husband is on the road too much to actually post here, although I know he'd enjoy it as much as I he's internet...So I do it for the both of us.
And KS-CBoy is right on. While I can't speak for all of them, many OTR drivers have families, wives and children that they want nothing more then to get back home to, safe and sound and in one piece. Doing so requires the upmost attention and vigillance regarding their situations and their surroundings at all times. To compromise that awareness may mean the difference between life and death.
On another note, many of those drivers utilize their CB radios the same way *we* use the WWW. Since I'm still 'new' here, I've not seen it a ton of times, but I have for example, more then once, heard breaking 'news' via radio or TV IRL only to find the issue already being debated/discussed/whatever in almost real time on FR, all the while keeping a step ahead of mainstream media. A good portion of these drivers keep informed, as well as informing others in the same way; using the CB to share first hand accounts, various news heard, ideas and opinions on a particular item.
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