Disasters can come in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, or forest fires. Other disasters are man-made, like vandalism, arson, electrical fire, or even terrorism.
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 professional truck drivers around the country.
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?
As much as we wish that we could simply go about our days without any major catastrophes happening, we all have to be prepared for Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. When you drive a complex and heavy-duty vehicle like a tractor-trailer, those little mishaps can turn into a complete disaster.
One aspect of being a truck driver that’s very common is back pain. A lot of truck drivers, whether they drive a flatbed truck, tractor-trailer, tow truck, or any truck, really, experience lower back pain because of the nature of the job – getting in and out of the truck, being jolted as you drive, and sitting for long stretches at a time.
It’s not exactly a big secret that the United States has a huge shortage of truck drivers. It’s estimated that the industry is currently functioning with 50,000 fewer drivers than it needs. Much thought has been given to potential solutions to this problem, and one solution is hiring more millennials as semi-truck drivers.