The life of a truck driver used to be somewhat lonely, especially if you took on long distance journeys. Whilst it’s still a little lonely, family and friends are just a mobile call away, even closer if you have live picture chat. The Internet has become a real asset for truck drivers, one recognized by most of the popular truck stopping points – they have installed WiFi. This makes connections with family much easier, however, there’s more to the Internet than Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
Truck drivers can use the internet as part of their daily planning. This includes:
- Road Issues – Truck drivers can plan out their route using live maps and the latest traffic data.
- Weather Reports – weather can play a big roll in slowing truck drivers. Having access to accurate weather reports means a driver can plan a route in such a way that any bad weather is minimized or reduced altogether.
- Events – truck drivers are no different to any other occupation. Drivers hold events, fund raisers, and attend trade shows – sometimes either appearing in a trade show driving their rigs.
- Employment – finding a truck driving job in exactly the right place can be difficult. Truck drivers can access our job site for employment opportunities.
- Load finding – for those who become owner operators, there are several fairly good websites that can be used to help find loads, especially smaller backfilling loads that fill any empty spaces (empty space is wasted dollars).
That’s just a short list of resources that truck drivers make use of on a daily basis. Of course, if you’re not yet a truck driver, the Internet is still a great resource. You can find all the information you need to become a good truck driver; in particular, some of the best truck driver training available.