Many of you may be aspiring to become a professional truck driver and therefore reading this piece of write up can provide you few tips that can be helpful as a new entrant in this profession.
Like any other profession truck driving jobs also need special skills, which comes after proper training and practices. These tips are something that no trainer will tell you and we too have learned from our long years of experience.
- Do not start learning during winter months
Usually, during winter months there can be lots of snow and ice on the road and therefore driving in such season can be dangerous. Therefore, time your training time in such a manner that it ends before winter arrives. So, the best time to start learning should be either summer or spring season. Thus before winter you are fully trained. However, some driver will suggest you to time it so that you get some exposure to winter driving too, so that during next winter you may not face any difficulty.
Make sure that both your interior as well as exterior is fully clean and you must therefore regularly wash your truck. Always keep cleaning material with you.
Avoid taking food from restaurants or other truck shops otherwise you will quickly put on weight. Rather try to cook your own food with 12-volt heater if you do not have inverter. In case you have inverter then you can use normal heater to prepare your own food.
- Drive slow during ice, snow or rain
You must drive safely on snow and ice as well as during the rainy season drive to avoid slipping or skidding.
You must keep necessary tools and learn how to use them so that any normal repair work can be done by you.
No doubt it is exciting to move around the road and see many new things. However, you must keep few additional gadgets to keep yourself entertained.
You must develop certain hobby of your interest like singing, playing guitar, photography, writing or playing certain games to keep yourself busy during off time.
In this profession, you need to sit for longer hours and if you do not get right foods then there will be tendency to get fat. Therefore, you must do physical exercise like walking or some light exercises regularly.
You must not waste your money on unnecessary purchase rather save money so that for some emergency need on the road you may not fall short of money.
Since you may have to travel on many unknown routes, hence you must have good GPS and should have the skills to read the map.
You may often spend your night on the truck, so carry a good warm blanket along..
- Get everything before you start
Before you start your journey, you must have all the necessary item so that you may not need to shop on the road.
Should always drive within safe speed limit.