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 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.

Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Cary:
"That The Pay Scale Did Not Increase Every 6 Months/Year."
Find a company that rewards you for your experience and dedication plus 3 yrs accident free, no loss or damage to equipment, with higher wages and any higher advancements within the company to excel and better serve the company and be more effective and productive in your own career, and the success of your company, that will invest in its employees to all achieve one common goal.