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David Henry

David Henry
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David Henry is a long haul trucker with over 30 years of experience. As a brain injury survivor he is always on a mission to help others deal with mental health wellness and to promote the trucking industry in a positive light.
I have a love-hate relationship with road construction. I love that it is getting done and hate that it is in my way. 32 years ago, while living in the USA, my second job in trucking, after a year of...
The trucking company is taking advantage of us! Look at that rate that we just saw!” I have heard comments like this so often over 33 years in the business. So what do these people do? They’ll go on their own,...
What is part of the daily pretrip requirements that is rarely checked by the driver? I know that’s a trick question because not many people do a proper pretrip inspection. When was the last time you checked your insurance card?...
You know what really turns my crank backwards? Semis in the ditch and in crashes. It seems like I’m yelling about this constantly. When will drivers start to listen? Yes YOU! Stop using excuses for a crash. It’s rarely an accident! I...
I’m going to try and tiptoe through a minefield of political correctness and sensitive issues. If you’re triggered by questions, maybe you don’t want to read this. I’m tell you right up front ;I’m not a language expert but I...
That's a basic need for mental health. People who have mental health concerns often feel alone and left out. It's not that easy though. In years past the truckers network were the Truckstops. We would stumble out of our trucks, belly...
I ’m angry because I saw a man being murdered by a vicious person. I'm sad because I’ve seen far too much of this in my life. Sick, that racism is so prevalent even in 2020 and so many...

Empty miles

Empty miles. We've all done far too many. Or have we not done enough? Are empty miles caused by poor planning or just a lack of freight? This has been an issue long before Covid-19 but now the problem...

Covid-19 Chaos

Covid-19 Chaos There is no doubt that we are at the beginning of a worldwide crisis that hasn't been seen since WW2. Th ere aren't that many alive now who were adults in those years so for the majority of...
Do I get it because I look like I've been in this industry a long time? Is it the trucker belly? Or the grey hair of wisdom sprinkling my hair and whiskers? (ok, a little more than a sprinkle!)...

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