And that's what it is, it's a game. That truck would sit the same amount of time, spread out or all together. It's just a way to get more work out of drivers.
Taking a week or two off in trucking?
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Most businesses, trucking or otherwise, usually have paid vacation after 1 year of continuous employment. Sick leave varies wildly from company to company. Do not plan on paid sick leave or paid holidays in this industry. It just doesn't work that way. There may be some trucking companies that offer those types of benefits, but they are certainly not the norm. If you need time off from a trucking company for more than 3 or 4 days, be ready to empty out your truck, haul your $#!+ home, get a ride with all of your $#!+ back to the terminal, and see what truck they put you in. That experience alone will make you think twice about doing it again. Don't try it a couple of months into your employment with any company. They may just tell you not to come back. Like any job, you have to pay your dues and prove your worth to them. There are 1000 drivers right behind you to take that seat. I really hope you know what you are getting into. Part of me thinks that you have no idea. I hope I'm wrong.