- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
- Driver Chris Jackson captures moments of beauty on the road
They Mean Business
One thing that draws folks into trucking is the desire for independence — and there is no greater independence for truckers than rolling down a highway with wide-open spaces and blue sky in their windshields. This same drive makes truckers want more than just the independence of the open road.
They’re looking for financial independence, a means to support their families and themselves to improve their lives. In order to accomplish this they must become managers of that rolling office. With regulations to adhere to, equipment to be kept in top-running order, paper work to be completed and relationships to be nurtured, the life of a trucker is filled with many challenges.
In this special section, Road King looks at a very specific kind of expertise: the truckers’ operation of a mobile business.