Transportation Information Blog

Month: October 2022

Why Would Anybody Want To Be A Truck Driver?

It all started with this question on Quora. This is a popular website where you ask a question and — if anybody is qualified will answer back.  This question started me down this path, ‘Why would you want to be a truck driver?’

Well, this inquiry was right up my alley, being this website you’re reading on is a site devoted to anything transportation related. I was compelled by my trucker buddies to answer this question and, it goes like this.

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Truck Drivers Are The Safest On The Road

Today, the truth is that commercial trucks are involved in 2.4% of all car accidents and more than 80% of those accidents are the fault of the non-commercial driver. Furthermore, only 16% of all truck driving accidents are due to the truck driver’s fault and of those death-related accidents, only 4% of trucks are fatigue-related. Because safety groups are continually discussing the dangerous safety hazards of motor carriers and their truck drivers, it is important to provide actual statistics pertaining to truck crashes and fatality rates, as compared to the record of auto drivers.

Commercial Truck Drivers Are The Safest on the Road

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Truck Stop Joke Of The Day         

A trucker came into the truck stop diner and placed an order. He said

“I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.”

The waitress went to the kitchen and repeated the order to the cook, wondering what the trucker meant.

The cook said three flat tires mean three pancakes. A pair of headlights is two eggs sunny side up and the running boards are 2 slices of crisp bacon.

The waitress then spooned up a bowl of beans and gave it to the customer. She then looked at him with a smirk and said;

I thought while you’re waiting for your flat tires, headlights and running boards, you may as well — gas up.”

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