If you think the MySpace on-line community phenomena is only for high school kids and lonely hearts, think again. Now there is a special MySpace-like group just for truckers and trucking families and friends: www.mytruckingspace.com.
Owner-operator, Henry (Hank) Good of “Hank’s Highway Hilton” show truck fame is one of the first truckers to set up camp on the new site and he is enthusiastic, if cautious, about those he hopes will visit him at: www.mytruckingspace.com/index.php?do=/public/user/name_HighwayHank
“Mytruckingspace.com is a social networking and online friendship network,” Good said Concerns about news stories of predatory adults using the original MySpace to contact minors made him grateful for this new truckers-only site. “That’s why I am happy that there is now a unique site only for truckers and trucking fans,” Good noted.
In recent months, there have been news stories about schools, prospective employers and others using the original MySpace as an unofficial screening tool, and more than one young job seeker has had the opportunity to regret posting those “great” party photos on his or her site.
It is too early to tell how the new Mytruckingspace.com group will evolve. With any luck, it may offer company drivers and owner-operators something hard to come by on the road – an expanded sense of community and belonging.