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100 Truck Quotes Capturing The Grit And Glory Of Hauling

100 Truck Quotes Capturing The Grit And Glory Of Hauling

Trucks are not just vehicles, they’re a whole vibe! 

Picture this: the rumble of the engine, the wind in your hair, and miles of highway ahead. Yep, that’s the trucker life, and it’s a world filled with passion for navigating the endless road. But it’s also a world filled with more grit than you might think.

Below you’ll discover the best truck quotes I collected from various online sources that perfectly capture the essence and thrill of navigating the twists and turns of the open road.

Top 10 Truck Quotes

1. “There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.” — B. C. Forbes

winding hillside highway with traffic representing an inspiring truck quote

2. “I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck.” — Dwayne Johnson

3. “I’d like to be a truck driver. I think you could run your life that way. It wouldn’t be such a bad way of doing it. It would offer a chance to be alone.” ― Anne, Queen of Great Britain

4. “Where I come from your truck is a reflection of who you are.” — Jase Robertson

5. “We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.” — Timothee Chalamet

cars and trucks on a curvy mountain road

6. “I see religion more as a truck stop on your way to figuring out who you are.” — Brad Pitt

7. “When the choice is between a demanding relationship and a vintage pickup truck, I’ll choose the truck every time.” — Amy Dickinson

8. “I basically live out of my truck — I mean from place to place. I feel more at home in my truck than just about anywhere, which is a sad thing to say, but it’s true.” — Sam Shepard

9. “I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack and just drive and go somewhere.” — Piper Perabo

10. “I looked over at her; if women knew how good they looked in the dash light of oversized pickup trucks, they’d never get out of them.” — Craig Johnson

scenic mountain highway with vehicles representing pick up truck quote

Inspiring Quotes About Trucks

1. “When I’m done fighting, I want to look to get some sort of driving career somewhere. My goal is to eventually get into the Mint 400 and do the trophy truck stuff.” — Dominick Cruz

big truck driving on a mountain road representing inspiring trucking quote

2. “All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red.” — Jo Ann Emerson

3. “Dodge trucks are like a good pair of boots. They may not be the fanciest, but they get the job done and they look damn good doing it.” — Unknown

4. “There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it.” — James A. Garfield

5. “The optimist sees the future as a rabbit sees the oncoming truck — getting bigger, not closer.” — Steve Aylett

large truck navigating a mountainous route

6. “The first car I purchased was for my father. I bought him a truck. I didn’t want to see myself driving around in a nicer car than him. I wanted him to feel like he’s accomplished a lot, too, which he has. He’s put me in a great position.” — P.K. Subban

7. “There are few things in this world more satisfying than having your son teach you how to play tennis unless it is having a semi-truck run over your foot.” — Erma Bombeck

8. “As far as trucks, the great thing about a Range Rover is if you’re going out for a dinner, even a black-tie event, you can take the Range Rover.” — Luke Goss

9. “When I’m with you, bells go off in my head like a moving truck that’s backing up.” — Jodi Picoult

10. “When you wanna be somebody you buy a new truck, when you know who you already are you drive an old truck.” — Unknown

truck driving through hilly terrain

11. “I wanted to be a truck driver. I love driving long distances!!!” — Karen Mason

12. “[George Bush] has raised taxes on the people driving pickup trucks and lowered taxes on the people riding in limousines. We can do better.” — William J. Clinton

13. “Seeing a catering truck feels like home.” — Dakota Johnson

14. “When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was — my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.” — Matthew McConaughey

15. “I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.” — Howard Dean

heavy truck on a mountain road

16. “Each truck driver does his, or her, part in keeping food on our tables and shoes on our feet. They get very little respect from most people and have to deal with countless numbers of obstacles along the way.” — Terrance Maddox

17. “Sleepin’ in the truck wasn’t so bad. Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.” — Chris LeDoux

18. “I am a trucker. I was born with my heart on my sleeve, a fire in my soul, a mouth I can’t control.” — Unknown

19. “I have a nice car, a Mercedes. And then I have an old El Camino truck that I’m crazy about. I like to get in that truck and go up in the hills near where I live, in Vegas, and take my camera. That, to me, is Heaven, being out in nature, taking pictures of the wildlife.” — B. B. King

20. “If your truck has so many chicken lights that a plane tried to land on it, you might be a super trucker.” — Unknown

truck driving on a mountain highway

Amazing Truck Drivers Quotes

1. “The truck driver is the lion of the highways, a conquistador sailing upriver in a warship.” — Unknown

big truck on a sunset-lit road by hills

2. “For a truck driver to be driven by somebody else is an ordeal, for there are only three types of drivers: the too fast, the timid, and oneself.” — Virginia Graham

3. “Driving a truck is like having a superhero on four wheels. Ready to save the day, no matter the challenge.” — Unknown

4. “You can take a man out of his truck, but you cannot take trucking out of his blood.” — Unknown

5. “Altogether, it is their discipline, pride, and courage, that really help them out. They only have ten hours a day to drive. They have to think smart to survive.” — Bill Overmyer

large truck driving beside hills at sunset

6. “A truck driver always knows how far he is from home. No matter where he is at.” — Johnny Napier

7. “To me, that seemed like an incredibly sad and lonely life, but he was very matter of fact about it; he loved the open road and driving his truck.” — Joe Ward

8. “Driving a truck isn’t just about getting from point A to point B. It’s about making a statement and leaving an impression.” — Unknown

9. “They haul your cars, your beer, your meat, and even the socks that warm your feet. They haul loads of many things, even that shiny diamond ring. If you got it, a truck driver hauled it!” — Unknown

10. “Truck drivers are the only ones that know the best places to stop on the road.” — Carole Eastman

truck traveling on a road near hills during sunset

11. “For me, I never abandoned the truck. Even though I’ve opened other things, the truck is still the lifeblood of who I am. That’s because I enjoy it. I believe in it. It’s everything that I am.” — Roy Choi

12. “No matter how tough of a trucker you are, if a kid does the arm pump, you honk the air horn.” — Unknown

13. “Little did I know how tough it would be to drive a huge truck. A driver has to be stout of mind and gut, and the driver can never, never give up.” — Bill Overmyer

14. “Truck drivers work very hard for a living, and this is a fact that deserves some appreciation.” — Craig Holloman

15. “We truckers need our truck stops for food, fuel, rest, and relaxation, and it makes our visit more enjoyable to see smiling faces.” — Terrance Maddox

truck on a scenic road next to hills at dusk

16. “There is no situation like the open road, and seeing things completely afresh. I’m used to traveling. It’s not a question of meeting or seeing new faces particularly or hearing new stories, but of looking at life in a different way. It’s the curtain coming up on another act.” — James Salter

17. “Being a truck driver involves much more than sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle and driving all day. There are plenty of skills needed in order to do a great job at it.” — Craig Holloman

18. “Then there are those of us that being a truck driver is what we do. A truck is a tool just like a crescent wrench, a tool doing a job.” — Joe Ward

19. “A trucker is a king on a bucket seat vinyl throne, changing direction with the turn of a wheel, changing the weather with the touch of a button, changing the music with the flip of a dial.” — Unknown

20. “I’ve had my eyes opened to so many things. But still, all I really want to do is my truck job. It’s like an ingrained, default setting.” — Guy Martin

truck amidst hills during a beautiful sunset

Quotes About Trucks And Life

1. “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.” — Jean Kerr

two trucks on a road under cloudy sky

2. “When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside — walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.” — Laurie Halse Anderson

3. “Food trucks give creative entrepreneurs the ability to cook with freedom and make what they love, meaning that they can create highly specialized meals without having the high overhead costs of running a restaurant.” — Homaro Cantu

4. “I could be hit by a Sara Lee truck tomorrow. Which is not a bad way of going: ‘Richard Simmons Found in a Freeway in Pound Cake and Fudge, With a Smile on His Face.’ Let’s face it. We don’t know anything.” — Richard Simmons

See also: 100 Tomorrow Is Not Promised Quotes To Seize The Day

5. “Like a garbage truck, we need a ‘lie-truck’ which will collect lies from everyone’s houses every morning, even every hour!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

pair of trucks driving with overcast sky

6. “What’s going to happen is, very soon, we’re going to run out of petroleum, and everything depends on petroleum. And there go the school buses. There go the fire engines. The food trucks will come to a halt. This is the end of the world.” — Kurt Vonnegut

7. “That stupid saying “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” is ridiculous. What you don’t know can kill you. If you don’t know that tractor-trailer trucks hurt when hitting you, then you can play in the middle of the interstate with no fear — but that doesn’t mean you won’t get killed.” — Dave Ramsey

8. “Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you — as if you haven’t been told a million times already — that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.” — Harlan Ellison

9. “Where food trucks are concerned, nothing’s better than having a whole flock of them at one location. Competition not only improves the quality of the food, it prompts these rolling lunch wagons to lower prices and offer specials, too.” — Robert Sietsema

10. “In any other job, they’re truck drivers. In show-biz, they’re Transportation Captains.” — Drew Carey

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11. “Action and personal happiness have no truck with each other; they are eternally at war.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

12. “America is two Mack trucks colliding on a superhighway because all the drivers are on amphetamines.” — Phil Ochs

13. “You may be a redneck if… you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.” — Jeff Foxworthy

14. “Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.” — Tim Allen

15. “Truck drivers: No rich parents, no assistance, no handouts, no favors. Straight hustle all day, every day!” — Unknown

two big rigs under a cloudy sky

See also: 230 Best Hustle Quotes To Seal The Deal And Make It Real

16. “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.” — Chazz Palminteri

17. “You might be a redneck if… the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it.” — Jeff Foxworthy

18. “I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me — and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.” — Blake Shelton

19. “I didn’t wait for Luck. I tore after it with a truck.” ― A. A. Bell

20. “Some of us grew up playing with tractors and trucks. The lucky ones still do.” — Unknown

two trucks on a cloudy day on the road

Motivational Trucking Quotes

1. “Only in country music can you compare an old pickup truck and an old guitar to your wife and turn it into a love song. Thank God for country music.” — Dierks Bentley

cargo truck on a mountain road

2. “I love road trips! My husband and I love that. We bought a truck with a bench seat so we could put the dog in the middle.” — Barbra Streisand

See also: 180 Best Road Trip Captions For All The World Wanderers

3. “Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper stickers on pickup trucks, my friends. We need to give them what they need.” — Solomon Ortiz

4. “What I like to do is get the family in the pick-up truck… and then we just go for a drive. That’s it!” — Dwayne Johnson

5. “The best stories are found within the pages of a passport and a truck.” — Unknown

truck hauling cargo in the hills

6. “When you are giving people the gospel, you are giving them something to believe, and you have to set the stage for that. You don’t just drive up and dump the truck and drive off.” — Charles R. Swindoll

7. “The important thing is not the miles you’ve driven, but what you’ve driven into your head with all those miles.” — Unknown

8. “She’s a shiksa goddess and a trapeze artist, all of that. She can fix the truck…she’s outta this world…she’s bold, inventive, and fearless. That’s who you wanna go in the woods with, right? Somebody who finishes your sentences for you.” — Tom Waits

9. “I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I’m a Texan.” — Henry Thomas

See also: 130 Texas Instagram Captions To Capture The Best Memories

10. “I never wanted anything so much, I’ve got to have one. I want a girl in a pickup truck.” — Rick Trevino

big truck on a mountain route

11. “I worked as a truck driver, carpenter’s assistant, doing whatever it took to keep bread on the table for the family.” — Scott Glenn

12. “Today’s food trucks are far from cheap eats on the wheel, there are some seriously gourmet offerings on four wheels.” — Tyler Florence

13. “I’m a slave to the culture, so I see an Audi, a Denali, or an Escalade, my neighbor got the four-door Porsche. I have a really nice truck. But it’s a Durango and I like frontin’! I like to ride by and show off.” — Patrice O’Neal

14. “Give a man a truck and he’s happy for a day. Give a man a girl and he’s happy for a night. Give a man a girl that loves trucks and he’s happy for the rest of his life.” — Unknown

15. “Drive a truck because no girl ever said I wanna take a ride in your car.” — Unknown

cargo truck navigating a scenic mountain road

16. “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.” — Morgan Freeman

17. “Every kiss does not begin with k. It begins with, I drive a lifted truck.” — Unknown

18. “Truck drivers stop me and say, ‘What is the poem for the day?’ or ‘Give me a poem for my girl.’ I have one on almost every subject.” — Nipsey Russell

19. “My grandmother raised five children during the Depression by herself. At 50, she threw her sewing machine into the back of a pickup truck and drove from North Dakota to California. She was a real survivor, so that’s my stock. That’s how I want my kids to be too.” — Michelle Pfeiffer

20. “At home, I’m not a rock star. I wear dad-appropriate attire. I drive a truck. And we go out to the mountains to light fires and have barbecues.” — Brandon Flowers

truck driving through hilly terrain

Funny Truck Quotes

1. “They keep saying the right person will come along. I think mine got hit by a truck.” — Erica Jong

blue truck driving on level ground

2. “You might be a redneck if there is a sheet hanging in your closet and a gun rack hanging in your truck.” — Jeff Foxworthy

3. “Sorry to hear about your Dad.” He shrugged. “He was seventy, and we always told him fast food would kill him.” “Heart attack?” “He was hit by a Pizza Express truck.” — J.A. Konrath

4. “There was an electric anger in his gaze and a sort of challenge that made Simon long to hit him with something heavy. Like a pickup truck.” — Cassandra Clare

5. “If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.” — Jackie Mason

blue truck traveling on a straight road

6. “Ladies, if your boyfriend doesn’t like old Chevy trucks then you have a girlfriend.” — Unknown

7. “I worked for a big department store, and strangely, on my first day, they put me in charge of Christmas wrapping. I didn’t know how to wrap a present and make it not look like it fell off a truck.” — Joel Edgerton

8. “Boys never actually grow up, their toys just get bigger and more expensive.” — Unknown

9. “How was your day?” Morelli asked me. “Oh, you know, the usual. Stole a truck. Blew up a building, and brought seven monkeys home with me.” — Janet Evanovich

10. “Oh, a truck! Here’s a thing that’s going to drive me absolutely crazy. The trucks! They can put people on the moon but they can’t make a quiet truck!” — Adam Horowitz

blue truck on a flat terrain

Bottom Line

The truck quotes you’ve just read capture the spirit of those who call the cab their second home and the highway their constant companion. They reveal the passion and grit that define life on the road. 

I hope you enjoyed reading them!

100 Truck Quotes Capturing The Grit And Glory Of Hauling