My family and I have been professional truck drivers for a very long time. Over the years I have learned a lot about truck driving and those who make sure products arrive safely. Without all those big rigs and the drivers, our shelves would be empty. As a result, I agree with the term "Road Warriors" because the vast majority of the drivers are honest hard working individuals. Of course, there are other pro drivers on the raods, cab drivers, bus drivers and others
There is one very important thing I have learned about driving as a profession, it is a very stressfull occupation. Some of those in my family developed serious health and family related problems as a result of thier chosen profession. One of the main causes is stress they were subject to on a daily basis. As a result, I have taught stress management to new drivers that I have trained over they years. Stress management yeilds many rewards,
- You sleep better
- Tend too eat better food
- Better relations with family, co-workers, and friends Not to mention other drivers on the road with you
- You are more relaxed and easy going
All too often I would observe drivers who were always on edge, angry and down right dangerous to be around. I always treated professional truck driving as a life style instead of a job. Stuff happens, just shrug it off and relax. Need help? There are plenty of resources that will help you learn how to cope, stress management is a learned skill.
Be safe out there and take care of yourself, your equipment and others around you