Alright, so I know that this post is probably going to come off as sounding like it’s another negative rant against the state of Indiana – If thats the case, I apologize in advance to those of you who might otherwise be offended.

So here goes — I believe it was probably about a year ago that I first was told that Indiana was classified as being the “crossroads” of our country. I wasn’t sure exactly how to interpret that until I started to do a lot of driving here on the freeways. Shortly thereafter, it quickly hit me upside the head.

Truthfully, I can’t believe the sheer number of semi’s on the freeways here in Indiana. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, these diesel trucks are friggin’ everywhere. I feel sorry for the daily commuters who average more than 30-45 minutes a day on the freeways here. Undoubtedly, they would have to share a much greater frustration than I experience anytime I’m on the road for an extended amount of time. The really bad part of having so many truckers on the roads here is getting stuck either behind one, or , getting stuck in between a pair. Alternatively , having debris and other random shit flailing at your vehicle isn’t a big treat either.

I’ve noticed that we have quite a few truckers who reside in our neighborhood as well. I certainly don’t have one thing against people who choose to make a living from driving, although, it does incense me somewhat that several of them feel free to drive their 18 wheelers down my street. Most of them park in their driveways, however, there are a few that simply leave their rig on the side of the curb making it impossible for more than one car to drive by that same spot simultaneously. I know, not necessarily a huge deal, but sometimes an annoyance depending upon who’s driving on the opposite end.

As unrealistic as it may sound, I wish that these types of vehicles were only allowed to drive on the road during certain times of the day/night. While I know that this type of thinking may seem a big illogical, a little wishful thinking never hurts.