Being a long distance truck driver has its ups and downs. If you’re a family person, you’re going to be away from your family for long periods. If you’re single, you’ll get to see the nation and enjoy the freedom that only comes with being single. For truck drivers that are lucky enough to have a modern rig, they’ll at least get to drive in style.
Take a tour through the inside of a modern truck and you’ll be surprised at why you see. There are the usual dials, although many of them have been replaced by digital displays. There is the steering wheel, gear stick and of course the foot pedals. From there, things become interesting. Modern GPS units constantly give a driver feedback on the road ahead and the best route to their destination. Radio/CD players with four or six speaker sound systems help to keep the driver entertained whilst CB radios help drivers stay on contact with one another.
Move behind the driver and you’ll come across a mini apartment. There’s a bed that doubles as a dining table. Often a microwave and television set complete with DVD player. There’s a small refrigerator and stacks of storage space to hold everything a truck driver needs for five, ten or more days on the road.
Yes, life’s tough on the open road. But then, it can also be very rewarding when it comes to a paycheck. All it takes is a five week complete CDL truck driver training program; passing a theory and practical truck driving test; and passing a medical assessment; then you’re ready to enjoy all the
hardships benefits of driving a truck.