Computer games are often frowned on, especially by parents and educators. Yet computer games could be helping to develop a special type of person – people who can anticipate what’s about to happen and who have quick reflexes to deal with that event. They are skills that are important to several careers, including the military, pilots, emergency services, and truck driving.
Experienced truck drivers learn to read the road and the traffic. Good truck drivers can anticipate what is about to happen based on the events in front of them. There have been many accidents that could have become nightmares if weren’t for that anticipation of a truck driver, and their ability to act almost before the event has taken place. In fact, some truck drivers have known a tragedy was about to unfold and taken action early, and therefore prevented a tragedy.
Do you have quick reflexes? Can you anticipate an event before, or as, it unfolds? I wonder, have you played fast-action computer games? You probably have. Either way, if you do have those attributes, then you may want to consider truck driving as a career.
You won’t often be asked about those attributes at a job interview, however, once you’re out on the highway, you’ll be glad for those attributes if an event does occur in front of you. And you’ll be surprised at how often they come into play, especially when driving in and around town and cities. Car drivers have no idea how difficult it is to maneuver quickly, so they will dart around you like flies. Those quick reflexes will be particularly important in those situations; at the same time, anticipating possible crazy moves from other drivers will save you a lot of problems.
We can train people to become good truck drivers. We can also instill a level of anticipation and quick reflexes. However, if you have already developed those skills, you’ll find your truck driver training much easier, and you’ll quickly become a skilled truck driver.