Some truck drivers absolutely live for trucking. Others start out and want to find another job ASAP. Some people seem to have been born for the trucking profession, while it’s clear that others were not.
This quick guide is going to give you some tips on how you can continue happily trucking along. If, after trying these things you’re not happy, then it could be time to go for a change of career.
Take Advice From Veterans
On your journey, at the start, in the middle, and all over the place, you’re likely to meet some veteran truck drivers. They can give you some sage advice if you just listen to them. They’ve been there, done that, and probably got a couple t-shirts to show for it too. You might think they’re too ‘old school’ but their advice could change your career. Listen to them!
Stay In Touch With Friends And Family
Calling your friends and family on your breaks will help you to feel less isolated. A happy trucker is more likely to get the job done quicker and to a higher standard!
Take Fatigue Management Seriously
When you’re a truck driver, it’s up to you to manage your fatigue as best you can. Falling asleep at the wheel of a truck will devastate your life and the lives of others. Even if you don’t fall asleep at the wheel, slowed down reaction times could cause a lot of trouble. Make sure you know when you need to take a break. It can be tempting to get it done as quickly as possible, but take a look at the infographic below if you need more of an incentive to slow down:
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