There are always discussions about how challenging the life of a truck driver is. You maybe feel lonely and isolated when you drive an over-the-road truck and don’t have enough time for anything else. We know that driving a truck is a very tough job; that’s why there is always a shortage of truck drivers. Mainly the heavy-duty and medium trucks are difficult to operate. But still truck driving is one of the fastest-growing occupations and more and more people are eager to join.
What are the benefits of driving a truck?
If you don’t have higher education and struggling for even a middle-class minimum-wage job then truck driving is a much better option for you. Even if you lost your job or lose your business you can try your hand in trucking or truck trading. You can also try your luck in selling second-hand trucks of all kinds like you can Sell truck mounted with crane [ขาย รถ บรรทุก ติด เครน, which is the term in Thai].
Or buy second hand six-wheeled trucks [รถ บรรทุก หก ล้อ มือ สอง, which is the term in Thai] or you can also drive one by yourself for extra income.
Still a solid career path for middle-class living
As compared to other jobs where labor is replaced by machines continuously, the trucks remain under human control. However, attempts are going on to develop technologies for self-driving trucks. But still, no one knows how much time it takes to develop such technologies. So, there is no fear of decrement in truck driving jobs right now. However, there is still some concern about the ability to recruit newcomers and wage growth of the industry. Because according to NTI the minimum wage has increased 45.2% in five years but driver compensation has increased by only 6.3%.