Same here. I drove over the road from the mid 70's to the mid 90's. Point "A" to point "B"...Point "B" to point "C"...and so on through the alphabet. I got paid by mileage. If the truck wasnt moving the pay wasnt coming in. Then the feds changed the 'hours of service' rules and that killed it for me! I drove 28 day on and 3 days off and drove fewer miles. THE WIFE was ok with me driving longhaul...until my boys became teenagers and thought they where going to be in charge....lol. So I quit over the road and drove 'local'...so I was home at nights. The boys straightened out and turned out fine. I miss seeing the USA from the seat of a truck But a guy has to do what a guy has to do.