Trucking is an industry with a with a surprising amount of mystery surrounding it. What’s it like being on the road for such long periods? What is a trucker’s free time like? How demanding is the driving? There’s a lot that the general public doesn’t know about the trucking world, and given how much the team at Reliable Permit Solutions helps enable the industry we thought we would shed some light on some of the mystery.
Trucking Can Be Health Challenging
You might not expect it from a career based solely on driving, but trucking can be very challenging to one’s health. Alongside the natural risk of vehicle accidents, truckers often have a difficult time getting to the doctor at regular intervals. These and other factors make actually make trucking among the most dangerous jobs in the country.
It’s A Populous Industry
While it’s easy to look at an office full of people working at desks and see that as representative of the work force, and there’s some accuracy to that, but you might be surprised to learn that 15%-20% of American workers are employed in trucking.
More Than Trucking
It’s not as simple as hopping behind the wheel and carting whatever is in the trailer. To be safe on the road, truck drivers have to have a precise knowledge of their fuel to weight ratio, as well as carefully manage their mileage and schedule, along with a variety of truck regulations that often vary from state to state. We at Reliable Permit Solutions are trusted to help truckers succeed in the industry, providing the necessary permits and documents for the millions of miles and millions of tons that they transport every week.