Driver Solutions recently asked our fans on Facebook to tell us some of the reasons they wanted to become truck drivers. As expected, one of the most popular answers was, of course, the love of traveling the open road. The fact of the matter is, the view from a Big Rig is one that can't be beat. Where else do you get an office with a window view that changes every day? Where else do you get paid to travel to parts of this beautiful country that many people will never see? Traveling is just one of the many perks that come along with a truck driving job.
Why do so many truck drivers consider this an office view? Well, it's because the cab of a semi truck is really like an office. In fact, it's like a home office. OTR truck drivers are typically out on the road for 2-3 weeks at a time. They are living and working out of the same space on a daily basis...not only is this space a home, it's also an office. One could think of it as an 18-wheeler mobile home office! And while it might be a small area, the view of the open road from way up high sure beats staring at a cubicle wall all day long!
There's also something to be said for the freedom that comes along with a truck driving job for companies such as PAM Transport. While truck drivers have a Driver Manager/Fleet Manager providing supervision, in a way it's still like being your own boss. For the most part, as long as deliveries and pick ups are made safely and on time, there's no one there to standing over shoulders. Just as many people trade in the 8-5 office job to work from home, many also trade it in to become truck drivers!
Time To Trade In The Boring Desk Job?
Like the idea of getting paid to travel? Have you always wondered what it's like to be a truck driver? It all starts by completing our online application. Completing the online application will not commit you to anything and takes only 10 minutes. By submitting an application, you'll be able to schedule a time to speak with a Driver Agent about truck driving job opportunities in your area.
* Above photo of Route 66 in Arizona from Driver Solutions Facebook Fan, Sven Vandermaas
We leave you with this great view of the open road in California from our Twitter friend @TruckersJourney: