April 15, 2017

The Truck Driver: Are Trucking Jobs Underrated
The Truck Driver: Are Trucking Jobs Underrated

Trucking jobs might sometimes be underrated, and for truck drivers, especially women, there is nothing more annoying than to be looked down upon. But why are there so many prejudices connected with the trucking profession?

Being a Truck Driver Takes Courage

Respectful jobs or careers are often categorized based on how much education and training you need for them. Indeed, to become a truck driver, you don’t need a four-year college degree, but that doesn’t mean that trucking jobs do not deserve as much respect as doctors or lawyers.

Although trucking jobs might seem boring and as if anyone could do them, many of the difficulties truckers face aren’t something they are necessarily trained for.

Respect a Truck Driver

Most people base their perception of trucking jobs on what they see on the freeway, and to some, it may look like a bunch of massive vehicles slowing down the traffic.

But next time you flip off that trucker that you think cut in front of you, think about what they see and what they have to go through in the same traffic jam you are stuck in.

There can’t be a truck driver who enjoys being stuck in traffic between tiny cars who seem to not care about being crushed by this whatever ton giant.

If there was a way for them to deliver their stuff without being stuck in the morning or afternoon traffic jams, they probably would take that route. But most of the time, they have to take the same freeways you do, and the frustration is often mutual.

Being a Truck Driver is Dangerous

There’s a video on Facebook of a trucker in Nicaragua crossing a river to make his delivery. Some may see this and believe it was reckless of him to do this, but what if he was delivering hospital supplies and this was the only road he could use a rainstorm flooded that?

The fact is trucking jobs are dangerous, and it takes a very brave individual to conquer them.

Some countries don’t have the luxury of freeways and special trucking roads. Deliveries sometimes must be made, and truck drivers risk their own lives to make their deliveries.

Whether it’s driving on the edge of a mountain in a snowstorm, driving through a flowing river, or simply riding on what seems like a never-ending freeway road, if you’re a trucker, you’re a hero.