Trucking is a unique and exciting career that offers the opportunity to travel the country as an integral part of a thriving industry. While you may pursue trucking as a career, you will quickly learn that many truckers consider truck driving to be a lifestyle. Learning to enjoy this lifestyle is a key part of getting the most from your career and the places it will take you.
Life on the Road
One of the major factors that differentiates trucking from other careers is the time you spend away from home. Most truckers spend an average of five to seven days away from home at a time, followed by one or two days at home before the next haul. During this time, your truck becomes your home. Adapting your lifestyle to this constant travel is part of pursuing a career as a truck driver. In fact, many truckers enjoy this type of on-the-go lifestyle and the opportunities it provides. You will be able to see cities, landmarks, and more as you cross the country that you may not have been able to visit on your own.
Life as a trucker is also a commitment to driving safely. You must learn to maintain constant vigilance and care while behind the wheel, recognizing that many drivers around you will not take the same care. Maintaining a positive attitude and avoiding road rage are important skills for any trucker. Finding ways to keep yourself engaged without taking your concentration off the road is also a key element of the trucking lifestyle. Many drivers explore new music tastes, listen to radio shows, or simply take in the scenery around them as they travel the open road.
You can learn more about the trucking lifestyle and what it takes to become a truck driver when you stop by one of HDS Truck Driving Institute’s open house events in Tucson. We also encourage you to visit our website or contact us by calling (877) 205-2141 to find out more about obtaining your CDL.