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Do you think you know everything there is to know about truck drivers? Well, I’m afraid not. Truck drivers are more than what you think. They are not tied to the preconceived notions you have about them. They are more than the big trucks you see on the road. They are human, just like you. Truckers go to work every day to get goods to the stores you shop at. Without them, the shelves would sit empty. Truckers not only put food on the shelves at your local grocery store, but they also put food on the table at home.

4 things you never knew about truck drivers:

  1. They can cook on their truck
  2. They are just like you
  3. They use CB radios
  4. They are not allowed to pick up hitchhikers

They can cook on their truck

A trucker’s gotta eat. Semis are equipped with outlets and other power sources that allow them to cook food. A lot of times truckers are on a strict time schedule and they have to make do with what they have. Also, cooking on the truck saves them money. One can only eat so much fast food. Trucker’s are prepared to eat anywhere with portable appliances.

They are just like you

Trucker’s are people too. Behind their big truck and rough exterior, a trucker is just a human. They go home to their families, pay bills, like to have fun, and share the same road as you. A trucker has a tough job to do and can be away from their families for longer periods of time. Have patience while you are on the road, be kind, and share the road. Trucker’s just want to do their job and get home safe, just like you.

They use CB radios

Even though technology continues to change and we have more ways to communicate than ever before, trucker’s still use CB radios. CB radios have been around for years and it’s a great way for truckers to communicate with other drivers. Don’t worry… they still use that ever famous “trucker lingo.”

They are not allowed to pick up hitchhikers

Did you know picking up a hitchhiker could get a trucker fired? That’s right. Without the proper insurance coverage, having an unauthorized passenger could get a trucker in big trouble. Violations are a big no-no, and they are only in place to protect everyone involved.

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