Category Archives: Truck Driving Industry

Why It’s Prudent for Truck Drivers to Take Vacations

Why It’s Prudent for Truck Drivers to Take Vacations

Are you a professional truck driver or live with one? It seems like truckers are always on the road, driving somewhere. But what about vacations? It’s prudent for truck drivers to take vacations. After all, the job can be stressful, with long hours, traffic jams, difficult people to deal with, etc. Meanwhile, truckers have to deal with the demands of shippers/receivers, lots of rules and regulations to follow, dispatcher demands, driving in bad weather, and the list goes on and on. If anyone should take a vacation once in a while, it’s a truck driver! It’s a good time to get some much needed rest and relaxation without having to worry about the pressures of the job.

Vacations Reinvigorate Truck Drivers

Rather than just take a “couple days off,” it’s best for truck drivers to take a couple weeks off at a time. This vacation time can be used to spend more quality moments with friends and family, going to picnics, dinners, ball games, etc. Even just “hanging out” with people rather than having to leave a party to go to work can be a nice thing, right?

Furthermore, why not take a nice vacation away from the stresses of everyday life? If it’s affordable, take the family or a friend with you to Panama City Beach, Florida, or Virginia Beach, Virginia, for some time at the beach!

“But I don’t want to lose out on money,” is a typical response to a truck driver being told by someone to “take a vacation.” What is the point of working, working, working if you cannot take some time off to relax and enjoy your life?

If a trucking company or dispatcher tries to discourage you from taking a vacation, then show them who’s boss: insist on taking one! It’s your life– live it! Do things that make you happy.

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The First Year of Being a Truck Driver Might Be the Most Difficult

The First Year of Being a Truck Driver Might Be the Most Difficult

So you’re training to become a truck driver and you’re getting ready for your first year on the road. How will it go? The first year of being a truck driver might be the hardest. Everything’s new, after all– meeting new people, getting used to a new job, the truck you’ll drive, using new driving… Continue Reading

Technology is Helping the Truck Driving Industry Become More Efficient

Technology is Helping the Truck Driving Industry Become More Efficient

Most people have no idea how technology has infiltrated the modern trucking industry. They think back to 1970s movies when truckers were known for wearing cowboy hats and talking on their CB radios, saying “breaker, breaker…” Electronic Logging Devices Today’s truckers, however, are typically using an ELD, which stands for electronic logging device. This is… Continue Reading