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December 20, 2019

What is it Like to Be a Truck Driver?

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There are a lot of things you can expect when being a truck driver. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Finding yourself as a truck driver can be a lot different than what you would have expected. For starters you may have never really known what it was like to miss someone as much as you will when getting a job as a truck driver. We’ve put together a list of what it's like to be a truck driver and the many things you’ll go through on your trips.

Adjusting Your Lifestyle

You've probably never had a job quite like a truck driver before, so being on the road for long periods without being able to see your family is going to be difficult.  Eating and showering at a truck stop will probably be a significant change for most new truck drivers. One of the main reasons that a person decides to be a truck driver is because of the wage and income a truck driver receives, but even when you are doing your best to provide for your family missing them will be harder than you think. If you're thinking of becoming a truck driver, be prepared to find ways that can still make your days rewarding and fun. You'll have a lot of time to think while you are on the roads, so finding things to uplift your spirit can change the way you feel drastically.

Scenic Views

From lakes, rivers, mountains and even sculptures nature is pure beauty, and if you've ever gone on a family vacation and seen the sights you know there’s a lot out there to explore. While on the road it's easy to stumble through a variety of beautiful places. The nature you get to see during your driving is imaginable. The things sights truck drivers get to see are sights other wont't see in a lifetime. Don't forget to stop every once in a while and enjoy the views.

Getting Lost

Getting lost while driving truck is very common, especially for new drivers, so  be prepared when driving truck and make sure you have a map, compass, and a phone just in case something goes wrong. Remember to just relax, pull over if you need to and take a look at your map. You will make it back in no time. Make sure not to use Google maps or any type of GPS, they could end up leading you through places that don't work for semis.

Unwanted Jobs

You know those jobs that nobody wants to do? Well, truck driving has them too. Be prepared to get assigned to unwanted or longer jobs. During winter times it you will be may get assigned to deliver to places with harsh weather but, those spots usually pay more than the stops with good warm weather. Luckily for you, accepting them just might get you a raise.

Better Salary

With raises, extra jobs, and a good starting salary , truck driving can pay really well. As most everyone knows working for a trucking company can mean a big difference  when getting that paycheck at the end of the month. Providing for your family is a very big priority, and working at a trucking company gives you more for your wallet, with simple easy ways to get bonuses.

Being a Truck driver for C.T.C Trucking

While being a truck driver for most any business can be a handful, and a time consuming job C.T.C has various options that can fit your needs. Assigning  your scheduled hours according to what best fits your needs is our priority. Because our business in done primarily in Utah it gives you more time to spend with your family and means you get to be home with them almost everyday.

If you are interested in being a driver for C.T.C Trucking please call us at 435-637-2190 for our Prove office or 801-461-9746 for our Salt Lake City office. If you have questions or want to know more information please contact us online. If you don’t have your CLD Training UtahState University Eastern is a good place to go.