Hi all. I have been home nearly a month recovering from emergency eye surgery. Kinda sucks but am enjoying being home.
The attached photo is from Meritor on Twitter and is a accurate representation of our work life.
As accurate as that graphic is there is a whole lot not said, such as the crappy work conditions, the crappy truck stop food, the isolation, bad attitudes, poor relations with significant others due to the long periods of separation. Then there is the other drivers, even other commercial drivers can sometimes be real jerks.
Also, there is the health issues. Long hours sitting, little to no exercise, inconsistent sleep patterns and poor quality foods leading to hypertension, diabetes,and heart disease.
I read recently that the average lifespan of a truck driver is 56.
So why in the world would you want to be a truck driver?
Truth is, if I had known it was going to be like this I would not have singed up, but, now I am trapped unless I am willing to give up all I have and start over, too old for that now.
You might be able to save some one from this horrible and way underpaid lifestyle if you buy a copy of "So, You Want To Be A Truck Driver" and give it to them.
Keep the rubber side down