Alabama- Roll On 18 Wheeler

Rebecca Aine Canales 3 years ago
My dad, Joseph Thomas Canales, drove trucks for a living from 1946 to 2003. Prior 1946 he served in the US Navy and fought in World War II in the Hebrides, the Solomon Islands, the Phillipines, the island of Tinian, and then Guadalcanal.He passed away Monday November 10 2014 at 918 pm, just a couple of hours before Veterans Day. This song reminds us of him. He drove trucks from California to places on the east coast like Virginia and Florida to deliver things from produce, cattle, furniture, televisions, radios, toys, chocolate bars, medicines, oil, and gas. He was one of the pioneers of the trucking industry.He was born June 17 1925 and grew up during the Great Depression and served in World War II though he was an only child. As soon as the war ended and he left the Navy the first job he got was as a truck driver and he stuck with it ever since. He got married in 1952 thereabouts and had 9 children. He wife died in 1995 and now he has joined her 19 years later.He leaves behind 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The last company he worked for was Overnite Transportation where he retired in 2003.

Tana Lehman 1 year ago
My whole family are truck drivers… It’s not easy for them to be on the road all the time… Remember when you want to cut them off on the road that they can’t stop on a dime, They have families too, and without them you wouldn’t have anything… Truck drivers deserve respect…This is one of my favorite songs… It is one of mine and my dads songs… And was one of his and my grandpas songs before he passed… ROLL ON! Catch ya on the flip side!

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