The Life of a Truck Driver
One of the most overlooked aspects to the US economy are the nearly 3.5 million men and women that call themselves truck drivers. Across the nation, truck drivers are working long hours and managing grueling schedules to ensure that deliveries are made on time. It is not uncommon for these individuals to work up to 70 hours a week that exceeds most Americansâ€™ schedules by 30 hours per week or 1,560 hours per year. Typically, they are only home for 1 to 2 weekends a month and find themselves working most nights, weekends and holidays. An astonishing 86% of truck drivers are considered to be overweight or obese due a number of factors including lack of access to healthy food, a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of access to healthcare. Be sure to read the entire infographic and learn more about why if the United States was without these truck drivers that the economy would come to a standstill.