Truck drivers agree, having the courage to navigate the chaotic roadways is essential to being a good driver. They also believe standing up for what is right and helping others in need are qualities that show boldness. Drivers also felt that boldness helps establish a code of honor on the road that sets a standard of good behavior.
Tough as Nails:
Drivers feel that being tough while on the road is a quality that makes a solid truck driver. Having the determination to hammer down and get to a destination on time helps a driver become more focused and efficient in his work. Also, drivers feel being tough means sticking up for yourself and making sure you’re doing the best you can for yourself.
From road conditions, to severe weather, to government regulations, drivers feel a solid driver needs to be ready to make changes. The ability to adapt to a situation can make a driver more valuable to his company and help him get a destination with a clear head. Flexibility can make or break a driver, especially during tough times.
Drivers also agreed that being calm and cool, no matter the situation, is important if you’re going to be a great driver. When other vehicles fly around you, cut you off, and get in your way, the best thing to do is be patient and let the craziness pass. If a driver can remain calm, he is more likely to get where he’s going without too much stress.
Sense of Humor:
In the trucking industry, drivers felt that it is important to take time to have a good laugh and let things roll off your back. When things get stressful and you’re stuck in a bad situation, the best thing you can do is to not take it too seriously. The situation will eventually work itself out, and things will get better.
Drivers, are there any traits that you feel are essential to being a great truck driver?