I met Ray in the parking lot of a gas station off I-80 in Iowa. He had been a long-haul trucker for about a year following his divorce. He left his life in Arizona to drive and lives in his truck, criss-crossing the country with his partner; they take turns doing 500 miles at a clip. When I met him, he was looking forward to having his first beer after two-and-a-half months of being on the road.
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