Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Tucson:
"Calling female drivers."
Don't drive tired. Always get plenty of rest, eat healthy exercise daily. No exceptions!

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Elkhart:
"Its tough."
It is tough, but well worth it.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Gering:
Be patient it gets easier, take your time. You are the one that will have to deal with it if you screw up.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Bemidji:
Don't cut corners do your log books correctly.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Columbus:
"Must be able to run pieces of heavy equipment."
Have good driving record.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lafayette:
"Job security."
Pick a company and grow with it because they all have there flaws.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Columbus:
"On The Road Again."
You will be away from your home for weeks at a time. Don't expect to get home when you want to, you will get home when your company can get a load in that area. Your life becomes driving, dealing with government intrusion ie:DOT.