Only when they are sleeping, loading, unloading, or talking with their dispatcher.
My husband calls me many times day and night, depending on when he has to perform any of the above duties. Well, here we go, I have to go and answer my cell, because he is calling again......
He was getting tired and needed to be refreshed. I have such a refreshing voice!!! HaHa.... He just left this afternoon about 3:00pm for Chicago.. Probably will not see him for 10-14 days. He loves truck driving though. He says it is not really work. I told him that it is more work than I would want to do. It just gets in your blood and it is hard to do anything different.
We "own" our own truck ( actually the bank owns it ). There is always some unexpected expense. If we can ever get it paid for, it will be a blessing.
Of course, your creditors do not understand this. They think that you can say you have this amount of money coming in on this day, but "whoa" then you have an unexpected break down that you have to pay for, so you can't make their payment. Such is the life of an owner-operator family....
I love my husband who is a Vietnam Veteran. He missed his unit's reunion this weekend because he could not afford to go since he had to spend money on his truck...again.
I don't know if I answered your question or not, but I will write another HUB soon.