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What are the risks of becoming a truck driver?

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john’s Answer

Hello Brandon,

Truck driving is dangerous profession with many factors built into it. Lapses in judgement, hard hours, time away from family, etc. All of these can build into a dangerous profession. I myself drive tractor trailers and other vehicles for the USAF. I love what I do, but that doesnt mean its free of hazards. Operating a Wrecker or a tractor trailer increases your risks on the road. you have to constantly be aware of your surroundings as well as the laws of the states you are in. If you have a CDL your tickets will be alot worse even in your personat vehicle you wil have to drive differently.

I look forward to seeing you on the road Trucking away.

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Ahmed’s Answer

Truck driving is the eighth most dangerous occupation in the U.S., based on fatality rates per 100,000 workers. Truck drivers had a 22.1 fatality rate in 2012, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. ... Overall, trucking accounted for 10 percent of workplace.