Truck Driving as a Career: Become a Paid Tourist

When you consider truck driving as a career, you need to weigh the benefits against the challengers. What you will find is there really is no comparison. The benefits don’t just tip the scales—they crush them.


You really only have two challenges if you choose truck driving as a career. The first is time spent on the road away from home. We’ll explain in a second how this really isn’t a challenge and, in fact, can be considered another one of the many benefits. The second challenge is staying healthy when you spend so many hours sitting all day.

Sitting could be a challenge, but consider your other options. How many careers these days require time spent sitting behind a desk looking at a computer screen? With truck driving as a career, you may be sitting, but at least you get to see America.

Of course, you could spend every day standing on an assembly line, in one place, doing the same thing over and over again. Or maybe you could spend the day walking through a store looking at the same items on the same shelves until you have every square foot memorized.

With truck driving as a career, you get to be a paid tourist, which is why the time away from home isn’t so bad. You can’t experience the country from your living room. You get to meet new people, see new sites, and discover what America is really all about.

Truck drivers don’t just keep America moving, they connect America’s moving parts. You get to meet the people who make America great—the guy on the loading dock, the waitress at the truck stop, the night clerk at the motel. And while you’re at it, you’ll see the rivers, the mountains, the big cities, the small towns, and the countryside—all of which blend together to give America her unique flavor.

You won’t find anything else to match truck driving as a career. How else can you become a paid tourist? What other career lets you see America up-close and personal while earning a living?

Most carriers can make sure you’re home at least two days a week, which gives you time to do what you need to do to keep in shape. And when was the last time you heard of layoffs in the trucking industry? Carriers are always looking to hire experienced truck drivers.

There are even more benefits to truck driving as a career, and Millis Transfer would like to share them with you. Visit our website or give us a call.

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