Short answer, some do.
Long answer, The need for truckers remains steady throughout the year, however, there are certain gaps in the need for truckers and the holiday season is one of them. If you have received your CDL training from a reputable company and begin work with a large, national carrier, there is even the possibility that you might be able to take paid time off during the holidays!
Most stores will have restocked their shelves and warehouses after the infamous “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” events. With sufficient inventory going into the holiday season, there are usually large sales to move products after the holidays and to reduce the overstocking they did prior. This means a truck driver will have fewer routes and may be able take a week off during the holidays to spend with family and friends.
Professional truck drivers grow accustomed to being on the road for long stretches at a time. The trucking lifestyle is not for everyone, but for many, the financial freedom easily makes up for the time spent away from home. However, there are still certain times of the year (the holiday season especially) when no one wants to be far from home.
Hey truckers! Please comment below with your take on getting time off around the holidays.