4 Things You’ll See During Your Truck Driving Travels

As a professional truck driver, there are certain things that you are guaranteed to see during your truck driving adventures. From the awesome scenery to the crazy weather conditions you're bound to experience, there will never be any shortage of stories and photos to share with friends and family.

The following are four common truck driving views you'll regularly experience as an OTR truck driver. Keep reading for pictures!

1. Mountains

The first and most obvious thing you'll see during your truck driving is some seriously gorgeous scenery. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you, since many a truck driver get into the industry for this reason alone! If you surveyed 100 drivers on the street, you'd find a large majority of them say that they decided to find a truck driving job because they wanted to travel the country and get paid for it.

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Colorado mountains taken by Cindy Chambers; Tennessee mountainside taken by Madeana Fox.

2. Weather

As an over-the-road driver, you’re sure to witness some crazy weather conditions at some point during your truck driving travels. Harsh weather can be difficult to drive in, but it also makes for an excellent
Kodak moment! Just don’t take any of that brilliant photography while you’re driving.

Check out that crazy semi popsicle in the first picture! And that second shot of some dense fog off I-81 in Virginia! Fog can rattle the nerves of even the most seasoned truck driver.

You will have to drive in less than ideal weather at some point during your career, so expect to see situations similar to the ones below. Check out 25 Tips for Driving in Difficult Weather Conditions for more info on driving safely in rain, snow, and fog!

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Frozen windshield photo taken by Charles Pina; Fog photo taken by Nicole Reeves; Snowstorm photo taken by Cindy Chambers.

3. Sunrises & Sunsets

With a cross-country profession like truck driving, you can expect to see some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, especially if you're part of a team and you drive the night shift! Now that's a view anyone could get used to.

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New Mexico photo taken by Bill Linder; Iraq sunset photo taken by Jerry Ott.

4. Big Cities & Landmarks

Your job in truck driving will take you through all kinds of cities. From large, populated major cities to small, rural areas - you'll see them all. Large, bustling cities are fun to visit for a change of pace. Small rural areas are nice and relaxing to drive through. As a truck driver, you'll likely get the best of both worlds!

The awesome photo below is courtesy of Cindy Chambers. Cindy and her husband were stopped in Vegas for the night waiting for a load when they snapped this picture on the balcony of their hotel room. Not a bad view, huh?

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Las Vegas nightlife photo taken by Cindy Chambers.

Wherever you go, you're bound to see mountains, weather, sunrises and bustling suburbs. Enjoy it! After all, sight-seeing is one of the biggest perks of the job.

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