Truck Driving Misconceptions
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Being a truck driver is no small feat. It is not easy. It takes time to master. It is an industry that we cannot survive without. However, there are various misconceptions about being a truck driver and today we are here to debunk those outrageous myths.
People often think that truckers just drive. People think that there is no physical or mental effort that truckers have to put forth. This is so far from the truth. Truck drivers are not paid exclusively for sitting on a comfy seat while transporting large quantities of material. They are compensated for their ability to have constant control of a large vehicle. They are paid for, often times, having to help load and unload their truck. They are paid for having to stay mentally focused on the road at all times. If you think one road trip is tiring, try doing it daily. Mentally and physically it is not easy.
There is also a misconception that trucking is a “man’s world” of work. This is also very far from the truth. There are over 230,000 professional female drivers on the road as of 2018. Sure, men make up the vast majority of the truckers in the U.S. but to say that there is no place for women in this industry is a flat out lie.
One of the biggest misconceptions about truck driving is that truck drivers cause road accidents. This could not be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, most accidents involving truckers are more to do with normal vehicles driving in blind spots and making abrupt stops in front of the truck driver. It is reckless driving by normal vehicles that cause the accident, not the truck driver.
It is easy to overlook truck drivers and the trucking industry so that is why today we looked to crush these misconceptions. Respect truck drivers as they do so much for our communities. Drive safely, drive smart, and keep these misconceptions in mind next time you are on the road next to a truck driver.