Trucking can be a rough lifestyle. One way or the other, everyone has to do what they need to do in order to provide for themselves and their family. Over the road trucking can be fun at times, but the difficulties from this style of living can also take its toll.
We all know the hardships that the trucking life can bring, but for me, the hardest part of trucking was saying goodbye to my kids. They understood that I needed to make a living, but the time away from home was the roughest part of OTR truck driving.
When you are young, time seems to go by so very slow … but we know now, as we get older … time really does go by so very fast.
As you begin your career in OTR trucking, your main goal is to provide for your family. If the company you are with is not doing that, then don’t be afraid to move on until you find one that does. Trucking companies need to understand that you are not out there for the joy ride, but the need to provide. You are putting out the sacrifice, so never feel obligated to a company that does not have your best interests in mind.
Those kids waiting back home for you to return, grow up so very fast.
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