Truck drivers transport almost three-fourths of the country’s freight, and 80 percent of communities depend…
All kinds of people go into truck driving and I do mean all. Over the years you get to meet all kinds of people in heavy equipment and truck driving and the thing that stands out is that no two people are alike. Sure plenty of people come straight into truck driving after they finish school; others have fully-fledged careers that they give up for a life on the open road. What is it about truck driving that makes it appeal to so many people?
For many people the appeal is the freedom of the job. You do not need to be an owner operator to enjoy the freedom of truck driving. Even if you are driving someone else’s rig, you can enjoy the benefit. To some people, truck driving seems a lonely profession. It is anything but; there is camaraderie among truck drivers that you can see anywhere that truck drivers stop. You will also find truck drivers communicating via radio. If you enjoy your peace and quiet, you can have that too.
The thing that can either turn people on to or turn people off of truck driving is the hours on the road. Some truck driving routes will see people away from home for days on end. It is not for everyone, but it is that aspect of the job that some people really enjoy. Truck driving also pays exceptionally well, which helps too.
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