Most truck drivers are listening to something on the road, both behind the wheel — as long as youre staying alert while driving — and during time off in their sleeper berth. If youre getting bored, find a new audiobook series, explore fresh podcasts or upgrade to satellite radio if you havent already.
How do I make my truck driver fun?
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Is it fun being a truck driver?
So in general, life on the road is a lot of fun if youre the adventurous type. The hours are long, the weather is tricky, and youre away from home a lot but its always interesting, challenging, and full of possibilities. If you prefer the safe environment of steady hours and a simple job, you wont like trucking.
What do truck drivers have to do?
WHAT DO TRUCK DRIVERS DO? Truck drivers work independently or for a trucking company, and work with dispatchers to get assignments and report incidents. They plan their own routes, inspect the truck and cargo for any possible issues along the way, and keep logs of their trip.
What do truck drivers do all day?
If their truck is equipped with a sleeper theyll spend the night in the truck. Otherwise, they will need to have access to facilities where they can rest. Typically, a truck driver will get some food, call home, and go to sleep for the evening. Come morning, theyll start the cycle again.
How much money do truck drivers make?
Average truck driver pay per mile is between 28 and 40 cents per mile. Most drivers complete between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week. That translates into average weekly pay ranging from $560 to $1,200. If you drove all 52 weeks in a year at those rates, you would earn between $29,120 and $62,400.
Do truckers work 7 days a week?
There is a seven-day work period for truck drivers. Drivers can work seven days in a row but must have a break of at least 34 hours in a row before starting a new seven day work period.
Is driving a truck scary?
Not scary at all. Its scarier as a new driver to go down a windy, narrow country road. In fact, driving a big truck (steering, turning, etc.) is not any more difficult than driving a regular car. Youre just sitting up way higher and have a better view.