Professional Driver, On the road anywhere in the US continent. - March 11, 2016
DOT regulations are very strict about how many hours per day a driver can drive and how much rest and break time he needs. It requires typically a 7-day per week, round-the-clock schedule of driving and resting in order to make scheduled deliveries on time. Also, there was usually a refrigerated load, requiring extra attention by the driver. The long-haul nature of the job meant being on the road for 3-4 weeks at a time, and living at truck stops in good and bad weather. It was cold in the winter and hot in the summer, and living in a truck is a hard life.