7 Jan

Trucker stories from the road

A lot of crazy things can happen out on the open road. Given the amount of time they spend on there, truckers tend to have some interesting stories. Some can be scary, some can be hilarious or weird, and others can be endearing.

These stories have been sourced from Thought Catalog, and are presented in the same form they were on the site (including predominantly American English spelling).


I was only a long haul driver for 3 months but one of the strangest things I noticed were the number of other truckers who had life-sized stuffed animals riding shotgun. I saw one with a life sized gorilla, a huge doggish…thing and a few aliens. All in their seat belt, of course, for safety. Also, the gallon sized piss bottles left in truck stop parking lots is amazing.


A friend of mine has a relative who was/is an owner operator.

One time, he was supposed to ship containers of whipped cream from one state to another, passing through the Rocky Mountains. He looked at the route that was provided and realized he could save time by taking another road through the mountains.

Once he gets to the other side of the mountain he stops for a meal or something and checks in the back. Turns out the pass he took was high enough in altitude that the pressure caused the lids to pop off all of the containers, and the inside of his trailer was covered in whipped cream.


I’m not a trucker and neither is my mom but this happened on her way home from Pennsylvania.

There was no one else on the highway except an 18-wheeler and my mother. Since there was no one else she decided to drive next to the truck, and after a couple hours of this the truck got off for a stop and so did my mom. When she got out of her car the trucker gave her a big hug because he felt so lonely driving with no one else on the road before she started driving next to him.

* Image source:

Europäisches Trucker-Treffen in Passau -32” by High ContrastSelf-photographed. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 de via Wikimedia Commons.

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