When you think of things in the trucking industry do you consider best truck driver quotes? If you are like most other people – then probably not! Over the years there have been many sayings by both famous people and by those you’ll never know their name.
But the quote lives on. The trucking industry is the same way. Some of the best truck driver quotes are about the industry, some were taken from movies or books, and others came from real life truckers.
Well here are some best truck driver quotes you might have heard or might not have. Some of these might be funny, some inspirational, and others are just interesting. I hope you enjoy these truck driver quotes and related remarks.
“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.”
B C Forbes
“My father was a truck driver. That’s where it all started, and academically I was a disaster at school. My cousin got his name on the honor board; I, at Melbourne High School, I carved mine on the desk.”
“Estelle Getty used the language of a truck driver, or a sailor. Bea Arthur didn’t wear shoes. Bea Arthur was a comic genius. Her timing was extraordinary.”
“In the ’50s, listening to Elvis and others on the radio in Bombay – it didn’t feel alien. Noises made by a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi, seemed relevant to a middle-class kid growing up on the other side of the world. That has always fascinated me.”
“I’m very proud of being Italian-American, but people don’t realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who’s the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver.”
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
“One of the nicest things about receiving the accolade of Australia is that, previously, the knighthood was historically for what was termed ‘the establishment.’ Now, this is an accolade for somebody who comes from a working-class background. Someone whose father was a truck driver and decided to buy a truck.”
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“My dad was a cross-country truck driver.”
“Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what’s going to happen.”
“Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment.”
Brendan I. Koerner
“According to the IRS, the wealthiest 400 Americans, who earned an average of roughly $270 million in 2008, paid an average tax rate of just 18.2 percent that year. That’s about the same rate paid by a single truck driver in Rhode Island. It’s not right, and we need to restore fairness to our tax code.”
“I do talk like a truck driver sometimes, or I curse. What can I say?”
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“I grew up in a household that was a labor household. My dad was a Teamster and a milk truck driver. My mother was a secretary. Neither of them got through high school. But they worked hard and they gave me very, very important opportunities to go to school, get a good education.”
“David Bowie, for me, was the butchest guy in town. Jagger was like a truck driver.”
“I just always wanted to be a baseball announcer. I’m a huge Mets fan, and I wanted to be the next Bob Murphy. As far as careers go, that was the first career that I really thought about. Well, before that, I wanted to be a Mello Yello truck driver.”
“I don’t think there’s any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one.”
“From 1965 to 1974, I served the best possible apprenticeship for an actor. I learned firsthand how a truck driver lives, what a bartender does, how a salesman thinks. I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend.”
“I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc… To find success writing children’s novels.”
“The old man sold beer after hours on weekends. And that was something that he probably did to top up his earnings as a truck driver. Mum was the traditional housewife. Loving, caring, sharing – always the keynotes of the family.”
“My mother always tells me that when I was a little kid, my first ambition was to be a truck driver, and after that, I went through everything from wanting to be a Prime Minister to an air hostess, but never an actor. So I became one, and it was a great journey. I learnt a lot, worked very hard.”
“When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age.”
“I’m an actor… I do a job and I go home. Why are you interested in me? You don’t ask a truck driver about his job.”
“One of the things that I first remember wanting to be was a ‘geolisty’ – that was the best I could say when I was a kid. That was right after I stopped wanting to be a fireman or a truck driver. Because my dad is a paleontologist who worked with the Smithsonian, I got to see the bones up close and the exhibits behind the scenes there.”