Truck driving is a demanding profession that often involves long hours on the road away from loved ones and the comforts of home. It's no surprise that many truck drivers face mental health challenges such as loneliness, depression and anxiety. In fact, you might be feeling some of those feelings right now and that’s how you found this article.
Health is important for everyone, but for some workers, your physical and mental health is crucial to your success on the job. As a truck driver, you fall under that category. As you know, truck drivers operate heavy machinery around the motoring public. If something should happen to you, some sort of health emergency behind the wheel, it could have a huge impact on the people on the road around you. It’s okay if you have health conditions — many of us do — but as a truck driver, the key is to manage them so you can safely be on the roads.
If you talk to 100 drivers, chances are a large majority of them would say they don’t have much of a problem with the dash camera in their truck cab. The handful that don’t like it? Well, they’re the loudest ones on social media, at truck stops and on trucking carrier review sites. When drivers hate it, they really hate it.
Pepsi versus Coke. Grape versus strawberry jelly. Ford versus Chevy. Freightliner versus Peterbilt. There are just some debates that people will probably go back and forth on for eternity, and the debate about which truck make and model you should drive as a truck driver fits into that category.