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MsJax601 02-02-2009 07:58 PM

Truck driving with a baby?????
 
Hi everyone.
I really wanted to know if there are any truck drivers out there that take their child/children with them. I am thinking about doing team driving with a friend of mine but I have a child and he is 13 months old. I don`t want to leave my child at home and would like to take him with us. I `ve heard of people that have done this and I just wanted to know if It`s a good idea or a bad one. Please leave some feedback. I really need it.
Thank you.



MsJax :confused::confused::confused:

RockyMtnProDriver 02-02-2009 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsJax601 (Post 436960)
Hi everyone.
I really wanted to know if there are any truck drivers out there that take their child/children with them. I am thinking about doing team driving with a friend of mine but I have a child and he is 13 months old. I don`t want to leave my child at home and would like to take him with us. I `ve heard of people that have done this and I just wanted to know if It`s a good idea or a bad one. Please leave some feedback. I really need it.
Thank you.

MsJax :confused::confused::confused:

I do not think the road is for children. They need to be home, in daycare, in school, or in the park on a swing.

They need to go to bed at night in their own room with their parents reading to them.

They need to be given a fair chance to grow up in an environment that will be comfortable and relaxed.

The road is for work. Home is for family.

I took my girls with me once each. And that was so they could see dad at work, and the thrill of the big trucks on the road. Both times it was no more than a day trip. Call it Working With Dad Day.


You asked, so here goes.

It is a very BAD idea.

golfhobo 02-02-2009 08:35 PM

It's a VERY bad idea. When I can extract myself from the hole I just punched in my roof, I will try to CALMLY explain why. That will most likely be next weekend! ;)

Double R 02-02-2009 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsJax601 (Post 436960)
Hi everyone.
I really wanted to know if there are any truck drivers out there that take their child/children with them. I am thinking about doing team driving with a friend of mine but I have a child and he is 13 months old. I don`t want to leave my child at home and would like to take him with us. I `ve heard of people that have done this and I just wanted to know if It`s a good idea or a bad one. Please leave some feedback. I really need it.
Thank you.



MsJax :confused::confused::confused:

Here's my feedback to you:

You should have your child REMOVED from your custody if you do it!

Don't like the feedback? TOUGH!

Living in a truck is no way for a child to be raised!:thumbsdown:

devildice 02-02-2009 09:01 PM

Extremely BAD idea.....besides, I doubt you would be able to obtain insurance as most I believe require the passenger to be at least 8yo

golfhobo 02-02-2009 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Double R (Post 436968)
Here's my feedback to you:

You should have your child REMOVED from your custody if you do it!

Don't like the feedback? TOUGH!

Living in a truck is no way for a child to be raised!:thumbsdown:

I see you were wearing your "seatbelt" when you read this!! :D:D

Double R 02-02-2009 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by golfhobo (Post 436974)
I see you were wearing your "seatbelt" when you read this!! :D:D

I have the RIGHT to express my opinion on something that I STRONGLY disagree with:D:D:D

And a good driver ALWAYS wears his/her's seat belt:D

Kevin0915 02-02-2009 09:46 PM

I chimed in on the post about having dogs on the truck. Some dont think the truck is the place for a dog, etc. I ran into a shipper finally, who had i their 'yard rules' about not accepting a driver with a dog in the truck. (exactly what are you to do if you do, and they refuse you?) They also have a rule about no one under the age of 18 allowed on property.

I think it is borderline to allow a dog or any pet on the truck. NOW, i would hope that you think the life of an infant has higher standards than a DOG. Bad idea? no.......i think it is STUPID!! I totally agree with a previous post about if one does, they should have the child removed from their custody.

I use to work at a truck stop. I remember we had this hurd of a family come in and buying loads of crap to shove into their faces. The driver (male) his wife/girlfriend carring an infant, and two other kids, who were not more than 10 or 11. And after I waited on them, i watched them ALL get into ONE truck. where does the wife/infant sit? is the upper bunk in use when the truck is moving??

Uturn2001 02-02-2009 10:28 PM

Kids need to be able to move and to play. If you have the kid in the truck he will be stuck in a car seat for up to 22 hours a days, and please do not come back and tell me that you will let the kid roam in the sleeper while the truck is moving. Not only is that dangerous but it is also highly illegal as every child under a certain age must be in an approved car or booster seat while the vehicle is in motion. Also keeping a kid cooped up will slow his physical and mental development considerably. How would you like to be the parent of a 5 year old who is on par with an 18 month-2 year old.

Young children also have a lower tolerance to pollutants. The can get respritory infections, develop asthma and many other complications due to breathing in various gasses which adults do not have to worry about or worry about as much.

I won't even go into how much sleep you and your co-driver would loose as you try to see to what needs you can for the child while the other is driving or the problems you can run into at various warehouses and factories or the fact that the vast majority of trucking companies out there have age limits for passengers and many of them also won't allow passengers on a team truck.

I have nothing against taking an older child, lets say 7 and up (if allowed by the company), out for a week or two when they are not in school, but that is a far cry from raising a child in a truck.

possum 02-03-2009 01:43 AM

I would say don't even think about it at all. When they are older and out of school on break or something, then you can take them with you for a few days or so but thats about it. The road is no place for a child. NO WAY.

Hawkjr 02-03-2009 04:10 AM

I remember watching a Night Line special a LONG LONG time ago... And it was a piece based a Husband, Wife. and a 15 year old daughter... The Husband/Wife was an Independent Team and they raised and Home-schooled their daughter on the road.. It turns out the daughter liked it and said she still had friends back in her hometown she would visit ever few often.... Actually the whole family seemed happy...

but in my opinion.. NO WAY IN HELL!! i wouldn't team with my old lady, let alone raising a kid...

AC120 02-03-2009 04:42 AM

What everyone else said: it's a bad idea. I think it's one of the worst ideas I've ever heard in this business. It would suck even if his mother was your co-driver.

If you even halfway care about your kid's hearing, don't do it. The noise levels in a truck will permanently damage or destroy your son's ability to hear. Don't believe me? Ask your doctor. Get a vasectomy while you're at it.

golfhobo 02-03-2009 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by AC120 (Post 437042)
What everyone else said: it's a bad idea. I think it's one of the worst ideas I've ever heard in this business. It would suck even if his mother was your co-driver.

If you even halfway care about your kid's hearing, don't do it. The noise levels in a truck will permanently damage or destroy your son's ability to hear. Don't believe me? Ask your doctor. Get a vasectomy while you're at it.

Funny! I assumed (correctly, I believe) that the poster was a WOMAN. :hellno::lol2:

AC120 02-03-2009 05:12 AM

:-)

Yeah, GH, I thought of that right after I posted. In which case, "Stop breeding immediately. Get your tubes tied." There. I think I've covered all the bases and expressed my deeply-felt sentiments.

GMAN 02-03-2009 11:59 AM

A truck is not a place for a child, especially one so young. You need to stay at home and take care of your child. If you need to work then find something you can do locally until your child is grown. If you have a husband perhaps he can take care of your child while you work. Most carriers will not allow a driver to have young children in the truck. A child can be a distraction to the driver. What if the baby gets the colic or is cutting teeth? They tend to be fussy. That can get on your nerves, especially in a truck. When you are a parent your number one priority should be your children. Everything else is secondary.

BIG JEEP on 44's 02-03-2009 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by AC120 (Post 437042)
What everyone else said: it's a bad idea. I think it's one of the worst ideas I've ever heard in this business. It would suck even if his mother was your co-driver.

If you even halfway care about your kid's hearing, don't do it. The noise levels in a truck will permanently damage or destroy your son's ability to hear. Don't believe me? Ask your doctor. Get a vasectomy while you're at it.


I don't beleive you because in-cab DB on new trucks are no higher than the family car , However the cab of a truck may not be a good place to raise a child ,but neither are trailer parks ,and low income housing projects .

Hawkjr 02-03-2009 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG JEEP on 44's (Post 437057)
I don't beleive you because in-cab DB on new trucks are no higher than the family car , However the cab of a truck may not be a good place to raise a child ,but neither are trailer parks ,and low income housing projects .

??? What a racist ass comment... BJ can i have you address so i can come to CO and slap the Blue Hell Out of You??

Rev.Vassago 02-03-2009 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawkjr (Post 437064)
??? What a racist ass comment... BJ can i have you address so i can come to CO and slap the Blue Hell Out of You??

I don't see where he mentioned any "race" in his post, Hawkjr.

BIG JEEP on 44's 02-03-2009 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawkjr (Post 437064)
??? What a racist ass comment... BJ can i have you address so i can come to CO and slap the Blue Hell Out of You??


Racist comment ? I see no racism in my post , And for your health ,and sake of me maintaining an assault free criminal background I'll have to pass on meeting you .

Orangetxguy 02-03-2009 02:45 PM

I am in agreement with the "raising" kids in a truck, with the cab of the truck being the primary residence.


HOWEVER.....I see nothing wrong with taking a kid, even a baby, on a trip, especially short over night runs.

My nephew, Jeremiah, let his 16 month old started riding with "Grampa" in 2004, doing short trips to ID, MT, and OR out of the Seattle area. Colby enjoyed those trips immencely and still enjoys taking trips with "Grampa". He is 6 years old now, and you can sit down with him in a truckstop, and he can hold a decent conversation with you about proper securement pf pipe, flat steel....or what a load going to which state should pay.....as well as how long it should legally take to do the trip. He is one very bright young man.

When my Bro-in-law would want to take Colby on longer trips, my sister went along as the herdsman, to keep Colby ut of harms way, and to deal with the issues younguns have during the course of a driving day.

Short trips good....daily living....BAD.....in a truck.... for kids.

devildice 02-03-2009 03:09 PM

I don't see a racist remark in Big Jeeps post.......stereotyping maybe, but not racists

dobry4u 02-03-2009 03:09 PM

I am ready to take my boys on the road... and drop them off at an employment agency 2,000 miles from home. :mad: :eek2: :lol:

devildice 02-03-2009 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by dobry4u (Post 437074)
I am ready to take my boys on the road... and drop them off at an employment agency 2,000 miles from home. :mad: :eek2: :lol:

:lol2::lol2: now that's funny :lol2::lol2:

Jumbo 02-03-2009 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orangetxguy (Post 437071)
I am in agreement with the "raising" kids in a truck, with the cab of the truck being the primary residence.


HOWEVER.....I see nothing wrong with taking a kid, even a baby, on a trip, especially short over night runs.

My nephew, Jeremiah, let his 16 month old started riding with "Grampa" in 2004, doing short trips to ID, MT, and OR out of the Seattle area. Colby enjoyed those trips immencely and still enjoys taking trips with "Grampa". He is 6 years old now, and you can sit down with him in a truckstop, and he can hold a decent conversation with you about proper securement pf pipe, flat steel....or what a load going to which state should pay.....as well as how long it should legally take to do the trip. He is one very bright young man.

When my Bro-in-law would want to take Colby on longer trips, my sister went along as the herdsman, to keep Colby ut of harms way, and to deal with the issues younguns have during the course of a driving day.

Short trips good....daily living....BAD.....in a truck.... for kids.

I'd like to hire that kid to be my dispatcher.

MsJax601 02-03-2009 07:14 PM

Well, thank you all for the comments even if a few were kinda rude but I did ask the question. I do not want to "raise" my son in a truck, that`s crazy. I just wanted to do the driving for a year or two. I love my son to death and I would never put him in a place that might harm him. That is why I asked the question. Like I said before. I have heard of people that do that but that doesn`t mean I`m going to do it. Once again,thankx.

RockyMtnProDriver 02-03-2009 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsJax601 (Post 437097)
Well, thank you all for the comments even if a few were kinda rude but I did ask the question. I do not want to "raise" my son in a truck, that`s crazy. I just wanted to do the driving for a year or two. I love my son to death and I would never put him in a place that might harm him. That is why I asked the question. Like I said before. I have heard of people that do that but that doesn`t mean I`m going to do it. Once again,thankx.

Don't worry about the rude stuff.

That is just the nature of the beast of the Internet, easy to blow off steam when it is no more than keys on a keyboard.

Take the solid comments and weight them. The rest is fluff.

Hawkjr 02-04-2009 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIG JEEP on 44's (Post 437057)
I don't beleive you because in-cab DB on new trucks are no higher than the family car , However the cab of a truck may not be a good place to raise a child ,but neither are trailer parks ,and low income housing projects .

Low Income Housing Projects are the home to majority of poor African Americans.. In the Four Major Cities i have family in (Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, and Washington D.C) i have not seen white families scattered across housing projects in none of these CITIES!!! I have two cousins who earn 50k who came up through the rough Projects of Baltimore by going to college and get there degrees, your views and opinions are complete garbage... The comment was out of line and disrespectful.. That **** had nothing to do with her question.. now i'm a big boy and i'm not going to cry to papa vassago but i'm just throwing it out there!!

Like i said i want to come to CO and slap the piss out of you... and you wouldn't do a damn thing about it but take it like the biggot, stereotyping, and sexist that you are!!!

now back on subject... KIDS NEED TO STAY AT HOME, GROW UP, GET LAID, PLAY SPORTS, AND THEN GO TO COLLEGE OR DRIVE TRUCK PERIOD!!!

Quote:

Don't worry about the rude stuff....

Take the solid comments and weight them. The rest is fluff.
if she want people to be nice, proper, and dandy to her she might as well go ahead and choice another profession.. from *****hole truck drivers to office personal at shippers and receivers.. meeting nice people at times is rough!!

TimberWolf 02-04-2009 05:40 AM

I grew up less then 20 miles from Big Jeep. Evergreen Colorado, spent all my high school years in Idaho Springs, Colorado which in the 70's and 80's was one big trailer park for the most part.
Cocaine flowed freely in the mountains along with some real good skunk weed every fall, we had our share of loser's, idiots, know it alls, and the best ones of all were the Californians who moved to Colorado thinking their sh.t did not stink in their big 4x4's.
My point is it does not matter where you grow up, or how you are brought up, in reality once we reach a certain age we make our own choices in life and we have to live up to them or own them however it may work out. geograpic location only plays a small (very small role) in your personality traits. Mom & Dad coach & guide you, but in the end you are responsible for yourself and your choices.
Make a choice based on your needs not the ideas of others, but be aware of the logisitcs of having an infant in the cab it could prove to be overwhelming at times when you need to be paying attention in other areas, and children ALWAYS COME FIRST...... Jobs come and go kids are for life...........

Timberwolf

Biscuit Lips 02-04-2009 05:48 AM

Maybe you should give your child up for adoption.

BIG JEEP on 44's 02-04-2009 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimberWolf (Post 437168)
I grew up less then 20 miles from Big Jeep. Evergreen Colorado, spent all my high school years in Idaho Springs, Colorado which in the 70's and 80's was one big trailer park for the most part.
Cocaine flowed freely in the mountains along with some real good skunk weed every fall, we had our share of loser's, idiots, know it alls, and the best ones of all were the Californians who moved to Colorado thinking their sh.t did not stink in their big 4x4's.
My point is it does not matter where you grow up, or how you are brought up, in reality once we reach a certain age we make our own choices in life and we have to live up to them or own them however it may work out. geograpic location only plays a small (very small role) in your personality traits. Mom & Dad coach & guide you, but in the end you are responsible for yourself and your choices.
Make a choice based on your needs not the ideas of others, but be aware of the logisitcs of having an infant in the cab it could prove to be overwhelming at times when you need to be paying attention in other areas, and children ALWAYS COME FIRST...... Jobs come and go kids are for life...........

Timberwolf


Nice try but I'm from ...NEW YORK...not California , And nowhere in my post was race mentioned ,But I guess in HawkJR's mind low-income is specific only to African Americans therefore
when I mentioned low-income housing he instinctively went off on a racial rant about the PJ'S specific to black neighborhoods .

Most indviduals that live in either location I mentioned do so ,because they lack the ambition to improve themselves ...One walk around the average trailer park or city area of low income housing will tell a visual tale of the lack even the basic ambition to do upkeep on ones own home .

BIG JEEP on 44's 02-04-2009 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawkjr (Post 437165)
Low Income Housing Projects are the home to majority of poor African Americans.. In the Four Major Cities i have family in (Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, and Washington D.C) i have not seen white families scattered across housing projects in none of these CITIES!!! I have two cousins who earn 50k who came up through the rough Projects of Baltimore by going to college and get there degrees, your views and opinions are complete garbage... The comment was out of line and disrespectful.. That **** had nothing to do with her question.. now i'm a big boy and i'm not going to cry to papa vassago but i'm just throwing it out there!!

Like i said i want to come to CO and slap the piss out of you... and you wouldn't do a damn thing about it but take it like the biggot, stereotyping, and sexist that you are!!!

now back on subject... KIDS NEED TO STAY AT HOME, GROW UP, GET LAID, PLAY SPORTS, AND THEN GO TO COLLEGE OR DRIVE TRUCK PERIOD!!!



if she want people to be nice, proper, and dandy to her she might as well go ahead and choice another profession.. from *****hole truck drivers to office personal at shippers and receivers.. meeting nice people at times is rough!!


You're delusional .

TimberWolf 02-04-2009 11:52 AM

Hey Big Jeep nice try for you as well,
I was not refering to you being from anywhere. I just made a blanket statement about all the transplants that have moved up to Jeffco and Clear Creek Counties in the last 40 years. I never quoted you are mentioned a thing about you're post in any fashion. Truth be told I had to laugh at hawkjr's response to you he was totally off base and has no clue, in fact he has the typical resort to violence mentality of a true trailer park resident.

Sorry bud but it is not always about you...

Timberwolf

Hawkjr 02-04-2009 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIG JEEP on 44's (Post 437175)
You're delusional .

I'm delusional and your the one whose all ways picking with the female posters on this board and making off the wall ignorant comments?? lol your a good one jeep :clap:

Timberwolf in no shape or form did i try and hijack this thread to make it about me.. those comments had nothing to do with anything she was asking.. if she was asking on tips to raise her kid maybe so but in no way shape or form was that necessary to put that piece of information up...

now yall can lol and lmao all yall want.. but you know damn well i'm right.. can't tell me no different...

and by the way Big Jeep, what projects do you know of thats in a white neighborhood/city?? please let me know so i can visit this city!! and if it is one i'm willing to guarantee its a damn safe place!!

dollarshort 02-04-2009 02:33 PM

Kids in the truck
 
It can be done....And successfully I might add. My wife and I drove team and we had our "TWINS" with us on the truck from newborn to age 4.5. We then came off the road and enrolled them in school.

Despite all the negativity my kids are doing great now. They are 12 and in 7th grade and are the top 2 students in the entire class. They have no learning disabilities. As a matter of fact...Because of all they have seen on the road it makes them more knowledgeable.

During parent teacher conferences this comes up on how they know so much about the United States.

The reason is we took the time to stop and see places that were important to American History. So rather than them seeing it in a textbook only, they saw it in person.

How many 5 year old kids can say they have seen all 48 states and most of Canada? They have some great memories that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

Sure it wasn't easy for us, but I will never regret it. So go for it!!!!!!!

TimberWolf 02-04-2009 03:00 PM

Again with the misinterpitation of a post..

Hawkjr I never said anything in my post about you trying to hijack this thread, how funny... the only thing I said about you was that I thought you were exhibiting a stereotypical trailer park attitude by wanting to resort to violence with you need to slap big jeep.

I am not trying to tell you that you are right or wrong. So keep thinking you know all and no one can tell you different.

Minds are like parachutes they function properly when open, there is always more then one way to look at any situation and always an exception to every rule, including the possibilty of taking an infant in a truck it and making it work.

To those of you who feel the original poster should have her child taken away because she is considering taking her child with her on a truck, shows once again a lack of a functioning mind and the inability to put one's self in anothers shoes. In todays world most people will do whatever they have to in order to support their family and no one else has the right to judge or place punishment upon them for doing such...
Give your opinion's as harshly as you like but to suggest taking away her child is simply wrong.

Timberwolf

Hawkjr 02-04-2009 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimberWolf (Post 437182)
Truth be told I had to laugh at hawkjr's response to you he was totally off base and has no clue, in fact he has the typical resort to violence mentality of a true trailer park resident.

Sorry bud but it is not always about you...

Timberwolf

Ok so whats this Sorry bud but it is not always about you... quote about then huh??

no i'm not a know it all but like i said that comment was not necessary and had nothing to do with the question she asked...

and Violence?? Slapping some one is being Violent?? o damn.... didn't know that... Now if i said i want to beat the living ***** out of him... maybe thats Violent.. but slapping him?? wow... i hate to live where you do Timberwolf.. What are shootings down around your way considered??

Rev.Vassago 02-04-2009 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hawkjr (Post 437219)
and Violence?? Slapping some one is being Violent?? o damn.... didn't know that...

You do now. If you'd like to make personal threats against someone, please take it elsewhere.

BIG JEEP on 44's 02-04-2009 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimberWolf (Post 437182)
Hey Big Jeep nice try for you as well,
I was not refering to you being from anywhere. I just made a blanket statement about all the transplants that have moved up to Jeffco and Clear Creek Counties in the last 40 years. I never quoted you are mentioned a thing about you're post in any fashion. Truth be told I had to laugh at hawkjr's response to you he was totally off base and has no clue, in fact he has the typical resort to violence mentality of a true trailer park resident.

Sorry bud but it is not always about you...

Timberwolf


I seen you mention Californians moving to Colorado with big 4x4's ...So I figured you though I was from CALI ...

TimberWolf 02-05-2009 04:41 AM

Hey Hawkjr
read my post once more, it was directed at big jeep, and the remark was directed towards him as well. However if it makes you feel better you can replace your name in it now. As you seem to need attention..

Just to understand you, if some one were to slap your mother you would not consider that an act of violence??
Must have sucked to grow up in your world.



Big Jeep I have no problem with you, and some day would love to go over Red Cone with you in our jeeps it has been a few years since I have been to the top of Red Cone no place on earth like that 500 square feet of mountain top.....

Timberwolf

Orangetxguy 02-05-2009 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jumbo (Post 437085)
I'd like to hire that kid to be my dispatcher.


I dunno Jumbo..He feels that the only "worthy" trucks on the road....are Pete 379s.


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