Marriage in the Long Run:A Collection of Articles for Families of Professional Drivers

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A collection of her most popular articles relating to the lifestyle of families of professional truck drivers by nationally recognized author, Ellen C. Voie. Marriage in the Long Run is a compilation of Ellen's columns that have appeared in a number of national trucking publications. Ellen is currently a contributing editor for Land Line Magazine, Driving Force Magazine, and PNV.com's Freeway web magazine, and has had numerous articles published in other transportation magazines and web sites. Through her insight...
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Overview

A collection of her most popular articles relating to the lifestyle of families of professional truck drivers by nationally recognized author, Ellen C. Voie. Marriage in the Long Run is a compilation of Ellen's columns that have appeared in a number of national trucking publications. Ellen is currently a contributing editor for Land Line Magazine, Driving Force Magazine, and PNV.com's Freeway web magazine, and has had numerous articles published in other transportation magazines and web sites. Through her insight as the wife of a professional driver and her research in the lifestyles of women married to truck drivers, Ellen brings an unparalleled perspective to this subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595156566
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/11/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Relationships 3
Concentrate on the Bright Side 3
Independence 5
Expectations 7
Drivers: Never Go To Bed Angry 9
Drivers Stopping Home Unexpectedly: Don't! 11
Thoughts About Family from Driver's Wives 13
Spending time together when he's home 15
R-E-S-P-E-C-T 17
Trust and Fidelity 19
Keeping Your Marriage Strong 21
Telephones 23
Truck Driver's Wives are Amazing 25
How independent are you? 27
Drivers Handling Chores From the Road 29
The Garden Tractor 31
Listening or hearing? 34
Understanding Life on the Road 35
The Accident 38
The Lure of the Open Road 40
Help, I can't cook! 42
Chapter 2 Family Life 47
A Trucker's Family is Unique 47
A Child's Perspective 49
Mommy rules 52
Milestones 54
Schedules 55
Trucker's Wives Offer Wit and Wisdom 58
Family Ties 60
Teaching a child how to drive 61
Keep in Touch with Those At Home 64
Time off 66
Vacations 68
Your child's future as a driver 70
Passing the Torch 72
Tragedy Teaches Us That Children Are Precious 74
Playing Mommy and Daddy 76
Discipline 78
Raising Kids Alone 80
Long distance Dad 83
Kids in the truck 85
Being Involved in Your Child's School 87
Teaching Your Child On the Road 89
Chapter 3 For drivers only 95
Keep Your Family in Your Thoughts 95
Responding to the Challenge 97
Adjustments 99
Anticipating Your Family's Needs 101
Remembering those Special People In Your Life 103
Attitudes are Everything 104
Laugh, and the world Laughs with you! 107
Reporting Good Behavior on the Road 108
The Persona of Drivers 110
Your Personal Board of Directors 112
Highway Health 115
Being Considered Well Read... Or Well Viewed 116
Credibility 118
Your political responsibility 120
Reporting the Bad News 123
Trucker Offensive Ads? Your Input Matters 126
The Uninvited 128
Chapter 4 Professional truck drivers 133
How do you define success? 133
The grass isn't always greener... 135
The Responsibilities of Being an Owner-Operator 137
Financial Stability as an Owner Operator 140
Keeping Financial Records 143
What Does Your Truck Say About You? 146
What's your dispatcher like? 148
Two types of truckers 150
Passengers 152
Sharing the Road With Teens 154
Chapter 5 Special occasions 159
Anniversaries Alone 159
Mother's Day 160
Time for yourself 162
That Perfect Gift 164
Christmas Presents and Presence 167
Making Christmas Memories 169
Christmas Giving 170
Keeping the Holidays in Perspective 173
Dear Santa 175
About the Author 177
Bibliography 179
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