Let’s just cut to the chase: Being a commercial truck driver has some substantial pros and cons. You get to travel and see places you may have never seen otherwise, but it can take you away from your loved ones for long stretches of time. You don’t have to sit at an office desk staring at a computer all day, but you are still seated all day. You can bring a pet on the road with you, but you work alone or with one other human.
It’s a lot to consider and anyone who is thinking about becoming a truck driver should give it thought, speak to their families and learn everything they can before jumping in.
We wanted to make learning best practices a little easier, so we asked Hirschbach Facebook followers for what advice they’d give drivers just coming in.
Here are the top 5 tips from fellow drivers: