Depending on one’s lifestyle preferences or what role they see truck driving playing in their lives, each of these will appeal to a different subset of drivers. In this guide, we’ve rounded up responses to this question from actual truck drivers to get to the bottom of why a truck driver may prefer OTR trucking or local truck driving and how to find your “happy place” on the road as a truck driver.
While a CDL ensures that a truck driver understands the rules of the road and the technical aspects of operating a truck, there’s a lot you just have to learn by experience. Fortunately, hardworking veteran truck drivers are some of the most helpful people you’d hope to meet—especially to new drivers asking for help on online forum pages. This article is a summary of tips and advice from veteran truckers to rookie drivers—the tips they don’t necessarily teach in trucking school.