Between Christmas, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other popular December holidays, truckers are going to be busy hauling full loads of grocery and retail items across the country and spending lengthy amounts of time away from their own families and holiday celebrations.
If you are the type that does not like to be chained to a desk, answering emails and phone calls day in and day out, then perhaps it is time to consider a career in trucking. We won’t lie to you; the life of a truck driver is not for the weak at heart. Truck driving as a career choice requires long hours; time spent away from family members and more fast food than you may desire at times. However, there are several reasons why trucking is a smart career choice.
Discover why you should consider a career move as a truck driver.
For most people, the holidays are a time to relax and celebrate togetherness with family and friends. It’s also a time to remember that the gifts, turkey dinners, and all the trimmings that come with this time of year come from America’s backbone – the men and women in trucking that will be driving around the clock to make sure our grocery and retail stores have everything we need in stock.
For truckers, even though Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away and the December holidays are even further out, this is an ideal time to kick your awareness and your vehicle maintenance into high gear and prep for this year’s edition of holiday driving. Here are a few tips you may want to keep in your back pocket.
The life of a truck driver is grueling: long hours on the road; sub-par quality fast food meals; and time spent away from family members. And, let us not forget about the inclement weather that you encounter on a regular basis. That’s right, customers do not care that a blizzard is coming; or that you are driving in below freezing temperatures. No, they just want their packages; and they want them now. If you have never driven in the snow before, let me be the first to declare the truth: nobody enjoys it; and it is not fun. Period. It is nerve-wrecking whether you are driving a smart car or a Freightliner.
Winter will be here before you know it; and with the holidays coming up, your job as a truck driver just got a lot more demanding. You will need to carry essential items with you during long-haul trips to survive the winter season. Keep reading to see which items are must-haves to pack before hitting the road.