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Yvonne Peck: Pain beyond the pump
Yvonne Peck: Pain beyond the pump
High gas prices keep Yvonne Peck's truck driver husband, Steven (pictured with their son, Daniel), out on the road longer.
Stay-at-home mom, 33, Evansville, Ind.

My husband is an over the road truck driver for a company here in Indiana. They've slowed the trucks down to save on fuel, which causes my husband's trips to take longer to deliver. Therefore, his paychecks are lower. (He only gets paid when the current trip he is on is completed.)

I think the worst part of all of this is that my husband was already gone four to six weeks at a time and now because he has to go slower, he's out even longer than that.

How do you explain to a barely 5 year old that Daddy has to be gone even longer now?? Like our son understands rising fuel costs and the economy.

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
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