Many people can only see the downsides of trucking as a career. And, let’s be honest, there are many. You spend time away from home, you drive for hours and hours at a time, you might get lonely and you have to sleep in a small space.
But those who have the luck to call a truck their home and office can see the beauty that comes along with their profession. Driving a truck can be a very rewarding and thriving career. Most truckers can’t think of themselves doing any other job.
If you still have doubts about the perks of trucking, take a look at these!
The main thing that all truckers love is the road. There is nothing like the openness of nature and that infinite line of black asphalt. Besides, a road is always full of possibilities! You can discover new places, meet new people, try new foods, … The options while on the road are infinite. And when it is only you and the road, the adventure always awaits.
Most people spend 8 hours of their day staring into a screen or facing a wall in their tiny office cubicles. But not truck drivers! When you are driving, you can see the whole world through your dashboard. Plus, the everchanging landscape never gets old! Also, truck drivers get to see the stunning sunsets and the dewy dawns.
Let’s be honest, trucking won’t buy you a mansion or three yachts. Nonetheless, you can have a very nice salary if you choose to drive a truck as a career. You have so many different options and can work as an independent contractor or for a specific carrier. Whatever you choose to do, trucking will pay off, literally. You will definitely earn more the average media and will be able to lead a comfortable life. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
Let’s not forget that driving you only need to use your hands and your foot. So, this leaves you able to do so many intellectual things of your choosing. With all the time you spend inside that cabin, you can listen to many albums and songs. You may become an expert in music! You can also catch up on some of your pending readings. Nowadays, most novels have an audiobook version. Some even narrated by famous people. Don’t forget to check Amazon for some amazing deals. You might find The Great Gatsby read out loud by Jake Gyllenhaal.
And remember that you can also use your Bluetooth phone to call some family or friends and catch up with them as well. The options are infinite. And the choice is solely in your hands!
Freedom in a job? That might sound kind of ironic. Except because it is real if you are a truck driver! You get to create your own schedules, choose your desired vacation and drive at your own pace. If you like driving a specific time of the day (or night), you can do it! Or if you want to have a specific meal, you can get it! Do you want to explore an interesting area? You can choose that route! Honestly, driving a truck might be just about one of the jobs out there with more room for freedom. Like, ever.
Finally, but most importantly, we can’t forget the driving. If you are a trucker, you probably love to drive. And so do we! Most people try to find jobs that will allow them to do something they love. Some never achieve that goal. Meanwhile, others have to spend years doing something they don’t really like waiting to scale the ladder. Trucking is a career that allows people who love to drive or have a passion for the road, to fulfill their dream from the very first day of employment.
What do you think is the best part of trucking? Do you also love driving a truck as much as we do? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and comments in the section below!