What Are The Qualities Of A Great Truck Driver?

mobile truck repairs cedar creekHow do you know if your truck driver is a great one? Truck driving is not just driving your vehicle from where you started going to your destination. As truck drivers mostly carry a heavy vehicle carrying cargos that are mostly valuable not to mention that they have to follow a demanding long schedule, which makes this job not really for everyone.

So how do you find great truck drivers?

They are reliable. When a truck driver promise to deliver, they will do what they say. They know that their employers and their customers also follow a time schedule and their performance in delivering what is needed to be done will make their business flow run smoothly.

Can work on their own. As these drivers work mostly independent and are away from any “technical support” they will be mostly responsible for the truck and cargo and can make the right decisions when in an emergency. They will also be able to cope up with being alone for most of the day and night and will use their knowledge and skills to solve possible problems. Whether they end up with mechanical difficulties, cargo issues or traffic problems.

Mechanical skills. Great truck drivers have basic mechanical truck knowledge. They can do basic repairs when necessary such as changing a light bulb or fuse or even changed tires when needed.

Excellent driving record. These truck drivers also have an excellent driving record which will give employers confidence that the equipment and cargo are in good hands.

Trucks Trucks & More Trucks!

Well, like it or not, trucks & road trains, 18 wheelers, B Doubles etc – whatever you want to call them, are an essential part of our lives in the modern world.  Most people in this day and age simply wouldn’t survive without trucks & the transport industry, no matter what part of the world you live in.

Think about it – what supplies do you need to buy each day, week or month to maintain your life?  How do the groceries that you buy get to your local supermarket?

What else?  How about the clothes on your back?  They don’t just magically appear at the shop do they….  Delivered by trucks & trailers right?

How about cars & other vehicles, they may get shipped over the water if they’re imported into your country, & then they are usually transported by car transporters to the local car dealers in your state or territory.

I’ll bet that just about any single item you can think of that you would purchase at a retail location would be transported via a truck or road train before arriving at its final destination.

That’s why we are here to talk about all thing trucking & about how transport operators can reduce truck running costs.  An essential part of your life & mine, & something we are passionate about!