Just like there are advantages of becoming a trucker there are also disadvantages of becoming a truck driver just like any other profession. The nature of most of these disadvantages however, will have a lot to do with your individual situation and attitude prior to becoming a driver.
I hear a lot of guys complaining out here. There are a lot of common things among the complaints but a lot of it has to do with jumping into trucking without asking questions or not taking the time to really think about the facts of this job as a truck driver.
These realities about trucking jobs could be an advantage to some and a disadvantage for others.
I will be listing some disadvantages of becoming a truck driver below. Click on it to get details and ways to turn that disadvantage around or make it less of a problem. Because they show up on the list (some show up on both lists)don't get discouraged rather think it through in your scenario and see if it qualifies to you as an advantage or disadvantage of becoming a truck driver.
Before choosing a trucker's life consider these things . . .
These things may seem a little obvious to you at first, truth is, I think some of these may be so obvious that people don't think about them as disadvantages of being a truck driver. (That's when they are the biggest disadvantage.) Because of your awareness, you can overcome these for the most part and keep them from affecting you.
I know just because you are smart enough to read all of this like your doing, that you will do just fine when deciding whether to drive or not. You are the type of person that will make a good driver if you drive. If you decide not to drive you will do a good job at what ever else you decide to do.
That's Why I congratulate you.
I say again, "Good Job for doing your research. Now get back to reading!" :-)
p.s. there may be more disadvantages of becoming a trucker that I haven't thought of yet so you know I will be adding more as they come to mind. I need my professional drivers to jump in and gives us some disadvantages you see from being a truck driver.