However, truck drivers carry almost every item from blueberries to blue jeans, from raw material to machinery but still, they are out of view for most people. Everybody thinks of them as they pollute the environment, cause traffic jams and get in others’ way, no one cares about them. Everybody needs them but nobody wants them.
Time is very crucial for truck drivers
If you drive a truck than you don’t have time for anything else. Most of the time you spent alone in your truck cabin and wasn’t able to meet your family or friends.
Mostly the truck drivers are paid by the miles and not by hours which makes their job more difficult. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam for 2-3 hours than those 2-3 hours of your productivity are wasted. The same thing happens if you to pick up a shipment and people take four hours to load than you had lost your four hours of the day. Medium and heavy-duty trucks are more prone to traffic jams and took more time to load and also runs at a slower speed than light trucks. Like 6 wheel truck [รถ บรรทุก 6 ล้อ, which is the term in Thai] is more difficult to drive than a light truck and more prone to stuck in traffic jams because of its size. But medium and heavy-duty truckers get paid more than lightweight truckers.
Why people still choose to truck?
However, despite so many hardships truckers are still able made more than any other middle-class minimum wage employee. If you want to earn more and don’t have any problems with spending your time on roads you can opt for medium trucks like Second-handed 6-wheel trucks [รถ บรรทุก 6 ล้อ มือ สอง, which is the term in Thai] for extra pay.