Truck Driving Lifestyle
The lifestyle of today’s professional truck driver is much different then it was just 10 or 20 years ago. Back in the 1980’s, many drivers spent weeks, if not months on the road away from home. They operated uncomfortable trucks that were prone to service issues on a fairly regular basis. And while the lifestyle has always been a great way to see the Country, and be paid well – today’s professional truck driver uses a lot more technology than before.
While there are still opportunities to be on the road for as long as you like, many drivers are now opting for more dedicated and localized routes that allow them to spend more time at home. Driver retention is important to every major trucking company, and dispatchers and route managers work together with their drivers to create effective driving opportunities for both parties. This means that you can now create a high paying career that allows you to make a great living, and get the home time you need.
In addition to improvements in driver scheduling, the technology for today’s professional truck driver has been greatly approved. Today’s trucks are state of the art machines that offer the driver every creature comfort possible. Most trucks have air ride suspension, custom sound systems, televisions, DVD players, computer access and refrigerators. They are basically a comfortable “home away from home” that allow the driver to earn a great living, while enjoying the freedom of the road.