You’re dang right I want to talk to you every night.
I can actually carry an intelligent conversation about them.
By incorporating alternative technology, you'll free up phone lines, which is important for a working trucker: For starters, truck drivers are required to go hands-free when driving as a safety precaution.
Secondly, sharing something over the web gives the recipient the freedom to respond on his or her own time.
While regional truckers do stay closer to home, to make the big bucks, most truck drivers go "over the road" -- which means that they'll drive across state lines for weeks at a time.(Jerry Davich / Post-Tribune) The note, written on yellow legal paper, is posted in a bathroom at the TA Travel Centers of America truck stop in Lake Station."Dear truckers, I'm writing a book about trucking, based on your stories," it begins."If you're here overnight or for a reset, I would love to talk to you," the note states."I especially want to hear from gay people, transgender folks, immigrants or other people who don't fit the trucker stereotype. I couldn't do it without your stories."The note is written by Anne Balay, a former professor at Indiana University Northwest in Gary who authored the 2014 book, "Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Steelworkers." Balay, who is gay, currently teaches as an assistant professor at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.Instead, the book will focus on truckers who are from the gay and transgender community."The trucking industry is at a crossroads, attracting more minorities, immigrants and drivers from the GLBT community," Balay said, referring to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."I wanted to learn what the experience is like for these new entrants to the masculine trucking workforce."Her first finding?