Who wants to be a truck driver?
I AM a driver and if I was looking for a career it most definitely wouldn’t be this.
Who wants to be in an industry where in two infringements you can lose your licence and not even know you broke the law.
Logbook errors can cost you a week’s wage – yep, just a mistake in your logbook.
And the media, well, they do a good job of making truck drivers look like criminals.
In saying that, there are some that do need to be removed from the industry.
You can say ‘well, do the right thing and it won’t happen’ but if truck driving is so easy and clients and bosses are so easy to please and other road users are so safe, then give it a go.
But please, post when you have your first near-death experience because of someone on the road doing stupid things, then tell me if it’s worth being a truck driver.
I still drive trucks but no longer on the highways. Don’t become a truck driver, get a safe job with good money and no stress.
And one in which you can see your family every night, not just a couple of days every few months.
Something to think about anyway. — Martin Shaw