Being a trucker isn't just a job -- it's a lifestyle. In order to understand a little more about the people who make up the industry, you need to know exactly what goes into living life on the road.
As most people know, trucking isn’t a job that conforms to the standard nine to five construct. Not only is life on the road radically different than other, more geographically-tethered pursuits, but portrayals of the trucking lifestyle over the years have given the public a false impression of what the job is like and who typically does it.
Those outside the industry simply don’t understand what a trucker’s day-to-day life is like -- even though it’s a few years old, this Conan O’Brien bit proves as much:
This isn’t the ‘70s anymore, and the lives of those in the transportation industry don’t really look anything like Smokey and the Bandit. today, the professionals who spend their lives behind the wheel face a much different set of circumstances and challenges that might surprise you if you’re not in the know. let’s take a closer look at what it takes to spend your days working on the road.