National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is coming up. The second week of September (Sept. 9th-15th) is set aside as a special time to recognize the hard work and dedication of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers around the country.
Being a truck driver isn’t easy. The job is demanding, and the long hours on the road can get tough when you’re away from home on your own. To help you out if you’re feeling a bit blue, check out these 24 inspirational quotes from inspirational people. We’ve made a list of some nuggets of wisdom, motivation, and inspiration.
We don’t have to tell you that truckers spend a lot of hours on the road. The routine of driving and listening to the radio or music might be getting tired – sometimes our brains get bored if they listen to the same type of media for hours on end. So why not try something new to keep you entertained as you drive? Podcasts are a great source of entertainment that you can enjoy behind the wheel. They’re informative, thought-provoking, and, we admit, somewhat addicting. (But at least they might help you prevent driver fatigue!) If you’ve never tried a podcast before, we definitely recommend it to change up your routine a little. Check out these ten podcasts for truckers.
Box truck insurance generally costs between $2,000 – $40,000 per power unit per year. It’s a huge range, we know, but we give that range without knowing any details about your business – your drivers, your location, your loss history, and so on. Many factors affect your box truck insurance rates, including:
- Your drivers and their MVRs
- Your claims/Loss history
- The truck/How many trucks you have
- What you’re hauling
- How long your business has been around
- Your location
- Your driving radius
Your business could be at the lower end of the range that we provided above, or you could be at the higher end. Or you might not be within the range at all. Insurance premiums vary widely from business to business, and that’s why it’s so important to get a box truck insurance quote.
A conversation that comes up a lot in the trucking world is the fact that there is a major shortage of truck drivers in the United States. There are many potential solutions – hiring millennials as truck drivers, offering higher wages, providing better benefits or perks. Some point out that only 6% of truck drivers are women and suggest that if companies were able to hire more women in trucking, it could help alleviate the shortage.