Jul 10, 2017

By:

Omnitracs

Truck drivers are part of the lifeblood of our country, bringing goods from one coast to the other, and then back again. It’s not the easiest job, but it can be rewarding for the right person. Too often we take our truck drivers for granted, and so we wanted to shine a little light on why we should appreciate them more. Take a minute to check out just how great truck drivers really are. 

  1. They’re Committed to the Job
    Trucking isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it does attract some remarkable individuals. Truck drivers who have been on the road for many years know the demands of the job, but they also like what they get from it. They’re committed to their work, and they treat the job with respect.
     
  2. They Keep Things Running Smoothly
    Trucks in America carry billions of tons of freight each year. If trucks in this country suddenly didn’t start one morning, we’d have a catastrophe on our hands. Truck drivers go out every morning, even before first light, and make sure that businesses around the country have what they need to thrive and grow.
     
  3. They Know the Importance of Family
    There’s no doubt about it, truck drivers have to make some sacrifices when it comes to their schedule. They don’t get off at 5:00 every day to pick up their kids from soccer practice. Truck driving is a job that requires putting in days at a time on the road, but it also means that they have days off where they aren’t even allowed to drive. Truck drivers know the importance of family, and work to balance their responsibilities at home with their time on the road.
     
  4. Their Driving Skills Are Second to None
    The news covers accidents involving trucks heavily, so to the general public it can seem as though truck drivers are dangerous. However, fleet managers know that they really are some of the best and safest drivers out there. In fact, multiple studies have shown that in car-truck accidents, car drivers are at fault around 80-90% of the time. Accidents involving trucks make the news because of the potential damage that a big truck can do, but truck drivers are professionals who care about safety on the road.
     
  5. They Bring Us Everything We Enjoy
    Well, nearly everything. From the food that we eat to the smartphones we play with in our spare time, truck drivers end up bringing us the goods we use every day. In our society, it’s easy to forget that just about everything we buy didn’t come from our immediate area. Truck drivers keep it all moving towards the stores that we eventually walk into. Without truck drivers, our selection at the convenience store would be pretty limited.

 
At Omnitracs, we know the trucking industry inside and out, and we understand how important good drivers are to a trucking company. We also know that the industry is going through a tech revolution, and the only way to stay on top is to keep up with these innovations. If your trucking company could use better fleet management software, then give Omnitracs a call today.

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