I’ve been doing this trucker stuff part-time for several months now and I have a whole new awareness of the industry and what the Drivers have to contend with.
We all work hard, right? Yeah we do, but consider this-
Imagine your every work day is a 14 hour work day.
Imagine that during your 14 hour work day you HAVE to get ALL of your work done in only 11 hours.
Imagine that during that 11 hours you HAVE to take a half hour break and STILL get your 14 hours of work done.
Imagine that during the 10.5 hours you have to complete your 14 hours of work you have not only company oversight but Federal and State oversight as well.
Imagine that while you’re desperately trying to complete your 14 hours of work in 10.5 hours people continually stream into your office needing things, asking advice, wanting to talk or simply forcing you to do things for them and getting in the way of you completing your 14 hours of work.
Imagine that if you don’t get your 14 hours of work done in 10.5 hours with Federal and State oversight and a constant stream of needy people, you risk a reprimand from the Company you work for and being fined and shut down, forced to sit wherever you are for 10 hours.
Imagine doing that every day.