My son used to be a long haul truck driver. He was gone weeks at a time and got very lonely on the road. One of his friends told him about talking to people all over the world through a Ham Radio. Well long story short my son is now doing the same and loving every minute. Makes me want to get involved. Here's a great website that will help you get started if you decide that's what you want to do. http://hamchatforum.com
There's also some great You Tube videos on truckers and ham radios. I just know my son loves it.