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Becoming Homeless

by Melissa

I am SO happy to have found this site! I'm 98% sure I will be joining my husband otr and we will be becoming "homeless". I have searched high and low on the internet looking for someone like you to get some sage advice from. This site has been wonderful and encouraging. Thank You!! Can't wait to peruse the whole site.


Response from Vicki on July 29, 2010:

Hello, Melissa,

Thank you so much for contacting us through our website,
and for letting us know that the info on our site has helped you.

You didn't state whether or not you will be driving or riding with your husband. As I state on our Trucker Transition page:
Among the most trying of all things for couples (or teams) to adjust to is being with each other all the time in tight quarters. We said when we first started to team that being together full-time would do one of two things: either bring us closer together or drive us apart. Teaming brought us closer together, which is one of the reasons why we don't mind being homeless together now.

We don't team now, though; Mike drives and I work our e-business from the passenger seat. :) But teaming helped us learn how to work with and around each other full-time every day.

By now,
you may already have discovered this content, but in case you have not, you may be especially interested in:

My husband Mike and I have learned the hard way about what it takes to save money on the road, which is why we have started this website. We're trying to help others avoid some of the "bone-headed mistakes" we have made.

We plan to add a lot more content to our website in the days to come. Once a month (usually on the first Friday), we summarize what we've worked on during the previous month in our free Truck Drivers Money Saving Tips Email Newsletter. We plan to publish the August issue a week from tomorrow. If you don't want to miss it or following issues, please subscribe at:

Is there something specific regarding saving money in a big rig that you would like to know (especially from a company driver's perspective)? Please feel free to ask a question:

If you actually take the plunge and join your husband full-time in the truck, we wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road!

Best regards,
Vicki Simons


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Aug 20, 2017
by: Iris

I was fearful of becoming homeless due to my husband cut in salary and winter fuel on top of rent was not going to happen. So back on the road we go. I was excited to see the portable toilet, for our truck. Finally no getting up and walking down the rows of trucks to just find out the rest room is closed for cleaning. Or asking my husband to find a rest stop, cutting into valuable driving time. I look at a truck as a small home. I look forward to the challenge. We did it once before for a short time. Now it will be till we can save to get a truck with bathroom and shower.
Thank you for all your information. It's very helpful!
I hope to keep a journal for my kids and granddaughters to follow where we are.

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