Non-truckers don’t know much about truckers’ relationships with the trucks. They may be a means to an end (income, benefits) or something more personal (family tradition, freedom of the road) or even something else (a safe/familiar place, a companion, an obligation).
What does the truck, whether it’s yours or not, mean to you?
The truck gives me freedom to stop and go when I want too. It is the means for a paycheck at what I am good at. Even though I have pain every day.