IamAn American truck driver. I drive 550 miles every day. I have lived out of gas stations. AMA!
This is a map of where I've been. This is an album of zoomed-in versions of that map. Each dot is where I took a picture, many of which you can find in this album.
Brief soapboxy thing:
There is safe driving, and then there is the person who goes by the book. There is a way to drive around other cars, and another for trucks. There are drowsy truck drivers killing people and the new laws and regulations aren't helping as much as they could. Despite being an integral part of our economy, truck driving hasn't seen a wage increase in years. Most drivers work 12-14 hour days without overtime due to the pay-per-mile structure. The amount of new drivers is skyrocketing and the reason isn't more freight but instead tightening budgets. Companies don't want to pay proven safe drivers, so some of them have implemented paid training and rush drivers into there CDL. Things like this are happening for no discernibly good reason.
I'd love to talk about all that and trucker bombs, lot lizards, life on the road, etc. Yes I've pissed in a bottle.
EDIT 3:06am EST: I'll still answer questions, but the bedtime now. Thanks everyone! EDIT 2:17am EST: Still here, my life is passing by slowly. EDIT 1:06am EST: I'll still answer anything you've got for the next few hours. Thanks for the questions!