Hard breaks for anyone is nothing new but can be traumatic. This is what happened to Jason, a TransX lease-operator when he lost his mother and was left by his girlfriend. He was alone all of a sudden. Given the hours of loneliness long-haul truckers endure, hard-breaks of that sort are probably a bit harder.
So what did he do to combat the loneliness on the road? Two puppies, named Bam and Loner, are rescues. Jason runs from Montreal to Winnipeg, then down to the States and back up to Montreal, with Bam and Loner in tow.
"They're always happy to see me, no matter if I'm happy or angry or having a bad day," he confessed.
Whatever issues we face, there could be something or someone we can hold on to. To truckers out there, what do you do or whom do you talk to, to ease the boredom and loneliness and survive everyday?