Recently a friend and I developed a Facebook group called "Reviving the Knights of the Highway ". At one time truck drivers were considered the Knights of the highway because they were always willing to lend a helping hand. There was a code that these individuals would live by which basically boils down to doing our jobs professionally, and showing courtesy and compassion to others. Our group helps to encourage those ideas in today's world.
The life of the driver can be a hard one. Many hours driving the roads and the related stresses, days, weeks or sometimes even months away from home and family, trucks breaking down, loads not available and other issues causing financial distress. (Most get paid cents per mile). Then there's lack of good medical care while out on the road and the lack of descent healthy meals while gone. They pay for parking, showers and to do laundry, all at inflated rates Everything else we may take for granted at home is considered a luxury on the road, even good conversation. Driving a truck is certainly a taxing lifestyle. It is more than a job that you can leave at the end of the day, it is a whole different life. Many who drive get depressed and lonely. They can get frustrated when the money isn't coming in, even though they are doing their best. In the meantime, bills keep coming in at home.
As part of a special holiday project, we are looking to raise funds to adopt drivers (and their families) , who are having a rough time this year. We would like to supply meals and Christmas gifts to those selected through a nomination process. The more we are able to raise the more we can help. Please consider helping us, to help those who keep America moving.