The truck driver Schorsch loses his colleague and best friend Hannes in a tragic accident. Hannes is replaced by Marianne. Soon, Schorsch falls in love with the divorced Marianne whose husband has moved to West Germany. He starts to sabotage her business, hoping that in the end she will be appointed his co-driver instead of driving her own truck. Marianne, however, cannot stand the pressure and resigns from her job. She meets up with her husband again who has meanwhile returned to the GDR. Although she would like to make a new beginning, she soon realizes that she is in love with Schorsch. Eventually, Schorsch and Marianne are getting married, and henceforth each gets to drive their own truck.