I’ve been trucking for a year now, and so far all of my blog posts have been terribly obnoxious exaltations of the working class. I titled two different posts as “Lost in America.” I profiled a drug runner, a gang banger, an old man with regret, a young woman with determination. I made us look like great poets of the highway.
We are not great poets of the highway.
Turns out, there is a way for truckers to review truck stops. Let’s allow that to seep into our largely educated brains. Trucker Path launched its flagship app in 2013, allowing truckers to anonymously post whatever they want in the review section of every single truck stop in America. Whatever they want. Come with me, let me show you the bottom of the trucking, and more or less the respirating, world. Actual Warning: The following may not be for the gentle constitutions of my family members.
Can I interject for one quick second here? Let me point you to the cornucopia of five-star reviews that perorate on what a terrible truck stop they’re in. There are many effusive 1-star reviews. There are many reviews expressly stating a complaint that you can’t give 0-star reviews, which in fact you can give.
Let’s remember that the entire point of these is to review the quality of the truck stops.
About quitting time.
great essay in esquire. almost felt like was in the cab with you.. that is talent. thanks.