Top 10 Reasons Drivers Leave

We spend a lot of time trying to attract drivers - but it may be even more important to pay attention to why drivers walk out the door.

January 2008, - Cover Story

by Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief - Also by this author

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5 - I was set up for failure.

This means there are conditions that come with the job, hours of service and other regulations, and company policies that make it impossible for the driver to succeed - drivers feel it's a no-win situation.

A smart company tries to set drivers up for success, rather than failure. At Greatwide Logistics, for example, which is a primarily owner-operator company, they try to offer their contractors help in running their business, from discounts on things such as fuel and tires and auxiliary power units, to business-consulting services.

"A lot of times, I think drivers don't have an understanding of how to make use of the money that they do make," DePillo says. "I think that's part of the support that a good trucking company can provide, is explaining to a driver how they can be more efficient in how they run so they can maximize their paycheck. Companies offer different pay packages, but drivers probably could find a way to increase their pay with their existing company without having to move, if they understood a little more in terms of how they can maximize their opportunities."

One of the interesting things Strategic Programs has found is that for owner-operators using fleet lease-purchase programs, the older the equipment, the happier the people are, rather than the other way around. Yurkus believes that's because the payments are lower, so there's less pressure. Someone on a lease-purchase program with a high payment may feel they've been set up for failure.

"When someone signs up for these kinds of programs, the people who run these programs need to do more of, 'Are you sure you want this tractor, because the difference in your payment will be $600 a week and that means less home time.' "

6 - This isn't what I expected.

The recruiting and orientation process, as well as the first two to three months on the job, can quickly push a driver back out the door. Driver complaints that life as a driver was not what they expected, or that their recruiter lied to them, are common.

Trucking recruiters, as a group, have an unfortunate reputation for luring drivers with unrealistic claims. One of the best thing companies can do is make sure the recruiting process isn't setting up expectations that can't be met.

"One of the biggest problems drivers have in the industry is that they don't trust any of us," says Celadon's Glaser. His company has found that the recruiter sitting down with each driver and going through a simple written checklist of the company's expectations helps drivers understand what they're getting involved with.

Dart Transit does much the same thing during its new contractor orientation, Jordan says. "The last thing that happens is, he meets with his contractor fleet manager and we go through an expectation exchange - a formal document the fleet manager refers to. We try to make it conversational, and we cover what their expectations are. If a driver says the recruiter told him he can expect 3,500 miles a week, then we invite the recruiter to come into that exchange and deal with it right then."

At Maverick, when a driver arrives for orientation, the instructors go over the job, pay and requirements in detail, says Brad Vaughn, recruiting manager. "If the driver feels that is not what he/she was told by recruiting, then the recruiting manager and the recruiter will sit down with the driver to discuss the miscommunication and make sure the driver fully understands every detail. Sitting down and making sure the driver has a complete understanding of the job prior to moving forward solves many problems on the front end before they develop into larger issues."

Pay close attention to the first 60 to 90 days. Craig Transport, for instance, uses a mentor program, where someone follows up with the driver in a week and in a month to see how he is doing.

"Some smart companies we know of have a process of checking in with the driver after 30 or 45 days to see how things are going, what they like about the job, and what they feel would be an obstacle to them succeeding in the long term in that position," Yurkus says. "That's had a significant impact on early turnover."

7 - I have problems with equipment or maintenance.

You see a lot about spec'ing tractors to attract drivers, but the condition and maintenance of the equipment - both tractors and trailers - can push drivers out the door.

Maintenance procedures are a potential problem area. "Some companies plan the maintenance rather efficiently, where the driver could use the time for personal time while the truck is being fixed," Yurkus explains. "At other companies, the driver's waiting around half a day for their truck to be fixed" - and likely spending that time thinking about all the other irritating things about his job.

You also need to consider how the driver and the technician relate to each other. Drivers who report problems during their pre-trip inspection and then find they weren't fixed before heading out on the road are going to get the message that the company doesn't care about their comfort or safety.

There has always been an adversarial relationship between drivers and mechanics. Technicians think drivers tear up the truck, and drivers say mechanics never get it fixed right. While procedures need to be in place to prevent drivers from wasting technicians' time, at the same time, technicians need to appreciate the importance that seemingly minor problems can have for drivers.

They need to understand that the truck is essentially the driver's home. If you have a squeak in your car and you only drive it an hour a day, it's not a big deal. But if you live in that vehicle, it's different. Educate both drivers and technicians about each other's job, whether it's in a formal training program or one on one.

8 - There are no opportunities for me to advance.

This doesn't necessarily mean being promoted out of the truck into dispatch. For some drivers that may be an opportunity they're looking for, but for others, they prefer being behind the wheel than behind a desk.

But you need to have some way of rewarding drivers who stay with the company, some form of seniority. Maybe that's more pay for more years on board. Maybe drivers who have been with the company longer get to drive better equipment. Maybe it's the opportunity to transfer into a different division of the company that offers dedicated or regional runs or some other type of more-appealing loads and routes. Even if they don't take advantage of it, it gives them the feeling that the future holds something better, that they have career options.

"That's critical for retention," Yurkus says. If there are rewards for seniority, "someone who's having a bad day will think twice about having to start over with a new company."

9 - The company doesn't communicate with me.

Communication with the driver should not be limited to his relationship with his dispatcher. If a driver feels like a mushroom - kept in the dark and fed manure - he's going to be more likely to leave.

"Drivers want to know why they're getting a streak of bad loads, or are not getting enough miles, or what the future of the company is going to be," Yurkus explains. "When they see new drivers being hired when they feel there aren't enough loads for existing drivers, they want management to tell them what the plan is."

This could be as simple as an article from the president in the company newsletter, explaining why the market is soft right now and what economists are saying about prospects for the next quarter. "It makes drivers feel like they're on the inside, that they've got a common problem and a mutual goal," Yurkus says. "If drivers don't have enough communication, they will fill in the blanks - they will assign negative motives to what they don't have information on."

Of course, communication with the company goes both ways. At CFI, says Schmidt, whenever the company considers making changes that could affect drivers, management seeks input from drivers - and in most cases bases the final decision around that input.

For instance, each month CFI holds a driver forum, in which 12 to 15 drivers are randomly selected to participate in a discussion led by Schmidt. Drivers are asked about various issues or concepts being considered. If there is a particular issue drivers are passionate about, three or four forums may be held on that topic.

CFI also has a 24-hour suggestion line for drivers and other employees to weigh in on items being discussed in Joplin while they are on the road - and the company has a commitment to providing responses to their questions within 24 hours.

"Through these simple processes, drivers know that the company cares about them and that their opinions matter," Schmidt says. CFI's turnover consistently runs 30 percent below the American Trucking Associations' published average.

10 - I'm not appreciated.

Driver appreciation efforts need to go beyond the usual Driver of the Month or Driver Appreciation Week activities - it needs to be part of the culture of the company.

"Drivers want to be a part of something," says Greatwide's Newell. "They want to feel like they matter, that their opinion matters, that their feedback somehow has an effect on making things better in the company they work for."

One surprising thing Strategic Programs found was that drivers crave positive feedback from customers. "One thing we have seen is these people tend to respond very well to positive reinforcement," Yurkus says. "They get a lot of criticism; they get a lot of feedback when they do something wrong. I walk into offices and see lobbies full of awards for customers, but drivers say, 'I never get any feedback on customer satisfaction.' "

"That's one of the issues that really surprised us at Smithway," says Witt. "We do exit surveys, and that was a key issue that came up - these guys wanted to hear how they were performing for our customers. When you think about it, they usually just hear the negative stuff - when they didn't deliver on time, or damaged a load."

So Smithway started publishing positive customer feedback on drivers in its newsletter, and turning those letters into glossy pieces of literature and posting them on bulletin boards at operating center. As a result, driver scores on their surveys improved on that aspect.

"There are all sorts of different ways where companies can convey to a driver the message that he's appreciated and understood - or that he's not," Yurkus says. "A driver who doesn't feel appreciated or understood will have a bad attitude, and it's very easy for him to look around and build up a whole package of reasons why it's not a good job."

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  1. 1. Douglas Priest [ September 11, 2014 @ 01:53PM ]

    I left Greatwide for the same reason as stated above. I've been driving for 20 years and I have never had such a horrible experience I could sit here and rattle off numerous personal reasons as to why this was such a horrible experience but I don't want to continue to waste my time with Greatwide. If you are a driver looking for consistent freight and a good relationship with the company you work for, scroll down to the next company because this isn't the one you want. Do your due diligence. Visit blogs and websites before making the decision to join this company.

  2. 2. travis [ November 24, 2014 @ 05:19PM ]

    I agree with most as to why drivers leave. Mo one mentioned insurance. I am leaving my current company because they not cover my hearing surgery. Value the driver I say ha ha. Without surgery I will not be about to pass cdl psyical and so not have job. Employers not see to care. Went almost to president of company but my boss found out and yelled a me for bothering ceo

  3. 3. TERRY D WILSON [ November 05, 2015 @ 09:26AM ]


  4. 4. Eldridge. [ November 10, 2015 @ 07:11PM ]

    I read this whole story and it had some good points and bad points the good points are that the companies that participated in this story recognised how important truck drivers are too the transportation industry and are trying to keep and satisfy the drivers by working together as team and not as a rivalry team the bad points I got out of the story is how some dispatchers and
    management and shop technicians feel about drivers.Ifwe all stop labeling each other jobs ie ..driver vs dispatch or driver vs management or shop technicians stop feeling like a driver is the super destroyer of trucks and put more of the negativity about drivers behind us and focus on how to work as a team you would find a low ratio of driver's quiting.

  5. 5. gerald [ November 18, 2015 @ 10:45AM ]

    I have been driving for 22 years.I have found a good one after 6 employers later. Shaffer was a good one and i would of stayed but i was turned into a regional driver covering loads going into the Chicago area.Driver manager took my home time anywhere area and turned it into either here at the yard or your home.Manager did not care about me seeing my aging mom and dad.
    Now I am working for the 7th.I should be here for 14 years and i am going to retire, smoke pot and throw beer bottles at truckers.

  6. 6. Tom esslinger [ December 13, 2015 @ 10:18AM ]

    I had a commercial license since 1971 I work for several companies and the biggest problem out there is the pay in the nineteen seventies and eighties you can make a decent living driving a truck the biggest problem is cheap price there's not a shortage of drivers but there is a shortage of decent paying freight for driver to make under $100,000 a year as a company driver is ridiculous you must figure how many hours a week that you're on the road this does not necessarily mean driving it means the amount of time that you're not at your home just do the math 24 hours a day 7 days a week you're out three weeks you get two days off a whole two days if you put as many hours in working at McDonalds as you do driving a truck you will make over $50,000 a year if you take one step up and become a janitor and work two jobs 80 hours a week lo and behold you're going to make a lot more than a truck driver makes biggest reason time and a half for overtime trucking companies expect you to run every day every night the only time you can stop is for the 10 hours that they say you have to informatics perience most trucking companies want you to try to fudge the books anyway you can to get extra time that doesn't make you any more money it makes them the money I honestly believe that the fleet managers and dispatchers should work the same amount of time as their truck drivers they staying at office 24 hours a day 7 days a week and they have to sleep in a cot somewhere that's 48 inches wide and then they get to go home for 2 days out of every 3 weeks I also believe the owners of the company which are mostly bean counters at this point should do the same thing if they can't do it why should they expect you to do it a long time ago I went on and bought my own truck my own authority and I will set until I find the right load I can make as much money driving a thousand miles a week as most these drivers do I hear running 3000 or 4000 miles because I wait on the good freight if we got rid of all the cheap freight then everybody can make a fair living and you would see there is no driver shortage

  7. 7. Randy [ March 28, 2016 @ 09:44AM ]

    Seems there is a lot of facts in this article. To bad there are so many outfits running under the radar that dont give to shits for the drivers. Such outfits are being run by the pakis of the west threw to the east and when it comes to maintenance it's same thing. I'm working for the 3 rd hiway outfit in a year and been left to sit for 6 days now. Was supposed to have return load but once delivered office apologized for there mess up n said sit. When advised that annual inspection was due for Traillers it was told that no way there only 14 months old and stickers don't mean expiry date they mean when was last done. I've been running comercial trucks for 31 years and just the last 2 years doing freight for foreigners who monopolize n lie there way threw our bleeding heart system. Scales don't want to deal with them cause first thing they do is whine racial discrimination or that they can't speak English. The trucking industry needs to have a place to report these kinda people made public and not only the pakis but any outfit that jeperdises the safety of others and tries to manipulate the safety regulations.

  8. 8. Rey [ June 08, 2016 @ 02:35PM ]

    I quit because of dispatchers being disrepectful, not appreciating favors I did for them, rude communications, the way i was dispatched. It all comes down to money respect and effective communication.

  9. 9. Furious Ghost [ July 31, 2016 @ 10:04AM ]

    Today in 2016, there should be no trucker making less than .50 cents a mile. Truckers are still making the same pay 20 years ago. The cost of living has gone up. They getting an apartment on a $34,000 a year salary. Do not forget all your other bills.

  10. 10. Furious Ghost [ July 31, 2016 @ 10:16AM ]

    Today in 2016, there should be no trucker making less than .50 cents a mile .Truckers are still making the same .31,34,40,45 cents a mile, in which Truckers made the same pay scale 20 years ago.The cost of living has gone up. Try getting an apartment on a $34,000 salary.Do not forget all other bills that are due. If you make good pay, you will be able to have home time.Low pay means more time on the road.

  11. 11. Vixien srisongkham [ November 07, 2016 @ 06:48AM ]

    This is so true all company should read this article I left 6 company within 15 month trying to fine the right company for home time I don't mind the pay but all of us driver need a day or 3 for home time to relax our mind from idiot driver that is why so many company has low CSA scores and turn over rate. Me as a driver I use the Smith system but if a company tell me I need to hurry and drive the Smith system is gone. We need to take break instead of running on our recaps. We are tired after 70 hours of driving. We don't like going to new York. No parking after 12pm. Bad driver out there. If I can fine a company that can pass dot requirements safety and home time I'm sticking with the company for long term.

  12. 12. zman151 [ November 20, 2016 @ 07:12PM ]

    WOW! Nice dialog. I'm 72 years old, my wife and kids are gone. I want to make/save money. I hauled specialty loads all over the U.S. in the early 2000's. I feel like, "If I drive 700 miles a day, rest for eight hours, repeat... I can do that. Am I in La La Land? I don't care about home time. If I get home (wherever that is), then I get home. OK, my experience is outdated but can still do the job. Any thoughts Drivers?

  13. 13. Clay [ December 05, 2016 @ 08:55AM ]

    It's funny how the writer's of articles leave the truth out. This writer has absolutely no idea what it's like to be in a cab 2-4 weeks at a time. In this writer's world, a lie is forgotten, and that lie often means nothing. Out here on the road, a lie from a dispatcher mean sitting in a cab the size of a walk-in closet for two days. Now if that isn't going to lead to animosity toward a dispatcher then you might want to go see a psychologist and find out why your anger buttons aren't working. Once a dispatcher lies, he can never be trusted again.
    And yeah, we are going to get mad if you promise to get us home for Christmas or a kids birthday but do not deliver, just as you would hate your terminal manager if he told you to come in on Christmas morning and sit in the closet at your terminal. Don't worry, you can listen to the radio while you're in that closet. And be patient, we'll let you out of the closet on December 27th.
    After 17 years of driving a truck I believe only about 50% of what a dispatcher tells me. I've also learned to tell them no, and mean it. When it's minus 20 and the wind is gusting 80mph on Interstate 80 in Wyoming, no means no.
    In a nutshell I've learned the only way to make good money is to stay out.

  14. 14. rod man [ January 01, 2017 @ 10:59AM ]

    One reason I left my last firm was detention was paid at $13 per hour after 2 hrs.. Right next to me was a O/O leased to my firm, getting $45 per hour detention. Same load, same destination. I was limited to 5 hours of pay, he was unlimited. Trucking company owners continue the same attitude of when they started 20 years ago. Kids don't walk 2 miles to school in the snow anymore - drivers cant live on 40 cents per mile

  15. 15. Emily [ January 09, 2017 @ 01:35PM ]

    My husband switched to the trucking profession about a year ago, and I'm doing everything I can to discourage others from doing the same.

    It's probably fine if you are single or prefer solitude.. but if you're married with kids? No way.

    The money isn't worth it, especially after you consider how much it costs to eat at truck stops or what a hassle it is to cook and do dishes in your truck. Wifi is a joke too so don't think you'll be watching Netflix or playing Call of Duty in your cab either.

    It's too hard on your kids, too hard on your marriage - and the companies that recruit you have your balls in a vice because if you quit or get fired, you have to find a way to get you and your stuff home - and you may be a couple thousand miles away.

    You spend as much time waiting for loads, waiting to be loaded/unloaded and dealing with checkpoints, weigh stations and inspections than you actually spend driving - which is the only time you are getting paid.

    When you calculate 42k by actual hours worked, you're really getting paid about $12-13/hr

    They lie to you and call you a hero... when all you are is a sucker while your kids are begging Daddy not to leave again.

    Don't do it!

  16. 16. Paxton [ January 29, 2017 @ 03:35PM ]

    First: If you're driving for a publicly owned company { listed on one of the stock exchanges }, you need to realize who really runs the company: the stockholders. They tell the President, VP's, managers, and everyone else what is the most important thing: give them the best possible return on their investment. Investors don't care if the drivers are happy, sad, healthy, sick, or anything else. They only care if the company is A} making money and B} if it is making more money than last year. A turnover rate of 50%, 100%, or even 200% is fine as long as they get a 'good' return on their investment. If the people in management want to keep their jobs, they have to keep the investors happy, not the drivers.
    I totally agree that professional drivers should be paid and treated much better but as long as companies can continue to fill seats even with 100% turnover rates, it isn't going to happen. Only when trucks are sitting idle, freight is not moving, and store shelves are empty will driver pay, treatment, and respect rise to where it should be.
    If drivers, as a whole, are dissatisfied, unload your gear at home, return the truck to the terminal, stop the broken system, and don't come back.
    As long as the freight continues to move which means the investors get the return on their investment that they want, nothing will change.

  17. 17. Jeffrey Kellerman [ February 24, 2017 @ 03:20AM ]

    I drive local deliveries in the Chicagoland area in a straight truck for a container company and we're treated pretty much the same.

  18. 18. Jay [ June 22, 2017 @ 12:32AM ]

    I don't understand. Why don't you just get an hourly truck driving job. Not getting paid for wait time sucks.

  19. 19. Nate [ August 02, 2017 @ 07:34PM ]

    Paxton, I agree with you 100%, I've been saying the same thing for years. Money makes the world go round. Stock market at all time high but wages still stagnant, go figure.

  20. 20. Stephani [ October 07, 2017 @ 12:18AM ]

    I've been a driver for about a year now my and I don't like it. I don't have a plan b for right now because I can't afford to finish college. What I dislike are 1, class c drivers. You don't realize how bad people drive until you're up high. 2, is dispatch. They don't give a flying fuck about you all they care about is this freight ht. I'm a local driver and we have to work 21-14 hour shifts for the most part. But today I picked up a trailer from a shipper and all 4 breaks are cracked and there is a hole in the air line to the trailer. My dispatch added two extra hours onto my 14 hour clock for repairs. Who in the hell wants to work 16 hours?!? This is their truck their trailer and freight. I'm making pennies on the dollar and instead of going home I have to stay here until God knows when. I hate this shit and I hate the people in the office. Inconsiderate pieces of dog shit. Fuck them all.. And they'll go home after their shift with no regard about the bs I have to go through. Swift is a horrible company to drive for.

  21. 21. Doris. [ November 14, 2017 @ 10:37AM ]

    I am a recruiter for a trucking company. As a whole- industry standard for turnover is 100 %. As far as "happy" drivers- it's just the same as any other profession. People will be happy and satisfied, people will be unhappy and disappointed. There isn't always room for dissecting it. It comes down to the individual. Sometimes drivers leave to chase a dollar, others leave because of respect levels. Bottom line- the dispatchers, drivers, recruiters, payroll- they all work for someone. No one is doing this for free. Dispatchers don't wake up in the morning thinking "how can I ruin this divers day?". Recruiters don't wake up thinking, 'how can I manipulate someone to work for this company". Dispatchers have a job to do, recruiters have to look at numbers, and drivers have loads. Sometimes freight is low and it takes time. If you stop making it about you or someone else and look at it in the bigger scheme- there is so much going on. Patience and communication will result in less chaos. But people will always play the blame game.

  22. 22. Dustin [ December 16, 2017 @ 10:36AM ]

    Doris: You sound just like the company mascot. I do believe you are a recruiter by the way your talking. Listen people this is how it is. I have been driving for 17 Years. I'm driving for a OTR company right now. I'm out during the week and supposed to be home on the weekends. When I spoke to the recruiter they told me I would go out on Sunday and be home Friday. So fare this has been bullshit. Things got messed up and now I can't seem to get off this cycle. Leaving out on Friday/ Saturday and coming home on Thursday. I love trucking and provide better then most average people doing it. Trucking is a great career and more people should do it. I have hauled some really cool stuff and help get product to all of you people sitting at home. My kids don't see me during the week, but if you think your going to go local and have home time your kidding yourself. I drove local for 5 years before going back over the road. They will work you 14 hours a day and you will barley have enough time to eat and go to sleep before going back to work. Your family will not see you enough doing this either. The trucking industry is full of people that could give two shits about you. We are very under paid and they need to consider this. It is not a driver shortage but a pay shortage. I not paid nearly enough to go out longer then a week and there isn't a chance in hell I would spend 4 weeks out there. A week out is not bad though and the time fly's. You will definitely get more sleep doing this then local. The dispatchers are full of shit and could care less about you and the Recruiters are the worst. They have more bullshit then I could ever explain here and that is because they have numbers to fill. If you know this going in you will be alright. Trucking will provide a nice stable living for your family. I do 70,000 a year.

  23. 23. mf [ December 22, 2017 @ 08:14AM ]

    All of these reasons are applicable and serious concerns. We are a trucking company in Hinton, OK looking for good dedicated drivers from any state. We haul water for oil companies and have trucks that need to be used. Our drivers are ALWAYS home at night, they never drive more than a 1 hour radius from the shop, and there is an on site mechanic, so you will NEVER be left stranded. We are a team and work as one. We are a smaller company but we start pay at $21 an hr with a chance for overtime daily. Our owner cares about our drivers and makes sure they are always set off on the right foot from the start. Weekly safety meetings are correlated with payday, as well as a cookout for our entire team. The biggest complaint I see here is the lack of empathy from owners and CEO's, you will not have to worry about that with this company. Contact me at this email if you are interested or need anymore information.

  24. 24. Terahia [ January 11, 2018 @ 02:18PM ]

    Lack of professional conduct and maintaining boundaries are an issue also. My partner has a dispatcher that refuses to use his work supplied phone. She encroaches into our personal lives and texts about non work related matters.
    She is always changing his loads so he is away from home 4 nights most weeks.
    Tells me that she is the other woman who texts him.....
    So why shouldn't I go slap the tarts face?

  25. 25. Barney @ 2/1/2018 4:20 am [ February 01, 2018 @ 04:21AM ]

    mf @
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    Hinton OK for delivering water for oil companies. I'll give you information about myself along with my resume.

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  27. 27. Steve Hughart [ March 11, 2018 @ 04:00PM ]

    Well I have a great job I been out here for 40 years and this job is a truck driver dream job it is a flatbed no tarps no chines I run out of Florida to California back to Florida I get home when I want for as long as I want and I set my Owen ETA and we do run Elog I have been with this company for 2yrs I have NO problems or hiccups over here at all they don't bother me at all I would not want to go anywhere else and I do make decent money. I do average around $1300 a week take home BUT I do run 3000 to 3300 miles a week and every week and I rout my Owen self and as far as my DM he is the best and good benefits for me AND my wife for around $248 a month I love it over here lol I never run over on my Elog this is the best lol

  28. 28. Ayo Ajibade [ March 22, 2018 @ 10:16AM ]

    nice one

  29. 29. Josh [ April 11, 2018 @ 09:16AM ]

    My biggest issue is driver managers tend to treat their drivers like having a family or a home life is not important. I’ve quit my last three company’s because when my driver manager gets mad at me for taking an extra day of hometime because I have been truly sick then that’s enough for me to see how much they care about me. Everytime I have quit a company it is because of my driver manager. They get to go home to their family everyday. We as drivers do not get this luxury and they need to be more sympathetic and understanding of this.

  30. 30. Dave [ April 16, 2018 @ 12:49PM ]

    Constantly forced to break the law so they can profit, and in the end not making much more than you could at home, but you you have to live like an animal on the road, never getting a good nights sleep.

    Good enough reason for you?

    I don't even have my truck driving license anymore, thank god I already had skills from farming etc. and I only had to rent the truck for a few hours to go get my license. I pity the poor fools spending thousands on truck driving schools only to find out they just stepped in a big old cow pie.


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