It is Both
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 the job 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. That extended work week is followed by one or two days at home before starting the next haul. During that time on the road your truck becomes your home. Adapting to constant travel is a big part of pursuing a career in trucking. In fact many truckers enjoy this type of on-the-go lifestyle and the opportunities it provides. You will see cities, landmarks, and endless sites as you cross the country that you may not have ever visited on your own.
Committing to a career in driving is also a commitment to safe driving. Learning to maintain constant vigilance and care while behind the wheel is key to a successful driving career. Successful professional drivers recognize that many drivers around their truck will not take the same care. Maintaining a positive attitude and avoiding anger are important skills for any trucker.
Engaged Not Distracted
It is important for drivers to find ways to keep themselves engaged without losing the 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. Operating a truck and trailer requires drivers to be alert and not distracted by texting on phones or anything that demands a driver take his eyes of the road or controls.
Drivers are in Demand
Truck drivers are in demand and have a lot of bargaining power in the hiring process. We are available to help you learn more about the industry without obligation. Take time to read more of our blog posts here at drivepfs.com that are written to help drivers and owner operators be both professionally and financially successful on the road. Feel free to contact us by phone (800) 799-5144 to learn more about driving, operating as an owner operator or more about what Paramount Freight Systems has to offer. For more tips on driving and resources that will help you get started in this new career, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.