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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Truck Drivers Make

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on Apr 10, 2018 10:30:00 AM
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Truck Drivers MakeWhatever you do, do not make the following 4 biggest mistakes truck drivers make.

1. Being Unorganized
The average length of a semi truck sleeper is 72 inches which leaves little room to be unorganized. Use online tools like Pinterest to find organization hacks.

2. Not Communicating
There is no such thing as over communicating. The extra step of keeping others informed will make a difference to your fleet manager and to the customer.

Stuck in traffic?
Let your fleet manager know.

Lost and going to miss an appointment?
Let your fleet manager know.

Need to get home quickly due to a family emergency?
Let your fleet manager know.

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3. Health Not Being a Priority
A professional truck driver's days are long and grabbing a bite to eat is often the last thought. The first convenient option wins over the healthiest option. Too much convenience and not enough exercise can lead to disastrous results. 

Your health matters and with these steps you can live a healthy life OTR.


4. Moving Jobs Often
Job hopping is a BIG red flag for recruiters at good trucking companies. Yes. A big sign on bonus may seem enticing but chasing the latest promotion can make you unhireable


Avoid making those five mistakes and it will be smooth roads ahead.


Topics: truck driver