I'm continuing to collect stories from truck drivers, and here's the latest...just a tidbit to keep things fresh.
I just got off the phone with Mark Smith, age 62, a man who goes by "Rain Drop" and who has been driving a truck since 1983. That's 31 years on the road. We talked for two hours. Me in San Francisco, him parked for the night, someplace in Virginia after doing some deliveries for Walmart.
About an hour and a half into our conversation, he shared a song he's been working on, about life on the road. You can't tell, but on the other end, I'm smiling big the whole time. A special and unexpected moment with a very wise man, I plan to speak to again soon. (Apologies for the poor audio quality -- blame AT&T.)