I realized that I don’t post too much about Danny, and that’s because he’s away for work most of the time. My husband is an over the road trucker so he comes home very occasionally. He is such a hard worker, and I love him for all that he does! Danny made it back home recently to spend a couple of days, and we made a date out of it. After getting some of the boring stuff out of the way, like going to the dentist, we made time for a movie and ice cream. We talk on the phone every day but it’s not the same as getting to spend time together in person. When he does come home I like to unplug from my computer. That way I can be present and enjoy the time I do have with him. I hope this post serves as a way for you to get to know my husband better!
Q&A – Danny’s Daily Routine
What time do you wake up in the mornings?
Danny: I usually start at 7, but I prefer to start earlier. Sometimes I start driving at 1:30 am, but it all depends on what time I finish the work day before. I have a ten-hour clock that needs to run out.
Can you explain what your ten-hour clock is for all us non-truckers?
Danny: It’s a rule that I have to follow as a driver. All truckers are mandated to rest for ten hours each day. It’s for our own safety and the safety of others on the road.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
Danny: My typical day starts at 7 am, eat breakfast, and get to my first customer of the day, usually around 8:30 in the morning. Loading time takes about three hours, and once I secure my cargo, and paperwork is ready, I’m driving again. I drive all day. Until it’s dark outside. When it’s time to park it for the night I look for a truck or service plaza. If my customer allows over night parking, sometimes I stay there. If I’m not close to a truck stop, rest areas also work.
Do you have any go to meals when you’re on the road?
Danny: To save some time and money, I have a fridge in my truck. My favorite type of meal is one I can eat with one hand. Sandwiches, wraps, the works. I also like to stock up on pre-washed salad bags that I mix with sweet beans.
That’s a weird combination, babe.
Danny: Thank you.
How do you stay healthy when your job consists of you driving most of the time?
Danny: The kind of work I do allows me to stay fit (Danny pulls a flatbed). That’s because I’m usually securing the load myself. It’s very physically demanding…tarping takes me around 2-3 hours a day. The days I don’t tarp, I try to go for walks right before bed. That’s how I keep myself fit.
Was I any help to you at all when we were tarping together?
Out of all the places you’ve visited, which state is the most memorable to you?
Danny: Wyoming. They have beautiful rivers, national parks, and it’s just very scenic in general.
I got you hooked on Audible this year. Are there any audio books you’d like to recommend?
Danny: I think Audible is great for people who spend a lot of time in a vehicle, long commutes, stuff like that. Me personally…I like to read about finances, investments, and personal development. I like to think ahead and I think financial planning is all about preparing for the future. That’s why I like to stay within that genre. My favorite audiobook is A Man for All Markets by Edward Thorp. It changed my perspective on a lot of things, like planning and investing.
Okay, pollito, gracias!
Danny: Oh you’re welcome, baby. Is this for your book club, or what is that called again?
As for that last response, I swear I explained to him we were doing a Q&A for the blog, but I think Danny was a little tired that night. Haha, I love him.
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