What Can I Expect From a Career in Trucking?
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
As Americans continue to purchase goods, truck drivers are an integral part of transporting the goods from the manufacturers to companies and customers. A lot goes into truck driving that most are unaware of. Before you get started it is important to know what you are signing up for.
Your job can be stressful
As a truck driver, stress is part of the job. Most situations cannot be avoided, but almost all of them can be controlled. You might encounter stress if you're stuck in traffic and will be late getting to your location, if you get lost and can't find where to pick up or drop off your load, being away from your family, and just driving a big rig in general. A key to not letting the stress get the best of you is knowing how to handle it.
Your relationships will have to overcome some adversity
Working an over-the-road job is bound to cause some adversity in your relationships. You won't see your family or loved ones as much as you're used to as you will more than likely be on the road more than you'll be at home. This could cause some strain on those relationships. Adapting to this lifestyle is key to avoiding those issues. Using video calling and taking advantage of the time you do have at home with them is extremely important.
You need to take care of your health
With the amount of miles truck drivers drive, combined with the time being away from home and living over-the-road, it's easy for your health to take a toll. It's just as easy for you to stay healthy while on an over-the-road job. As long as you don't constantly eat bad foods, take a walk or stretch in your down time, and drink enough water, you can keep your health in good condition.
Having consistent cash flow is important
As a truck driver you have constant bills to pay. You also have to wait 30, 60 or 90 days to get paid for load you ran if you don't use quick pays or aren't signed on with a freight factoring company. Often, drivers can't wait that long to get paid as they won't be able to afford things like insurance, truck payments, or fuel. The best way to avoid this problem is to work with a freight factoring company to always have consistent cash flow. You won't need to worry about missing a payment as you'll have the comfort of knowing you'll get paid the same day you send your invoices in.
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