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how much time does an average truck driver get off all together ?

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Thank you comment icon I don’t have a ton more to add to the answer above. It is very dependent on the type of trucking you become involved in, Over the road (OTR), Less than Loaded (LTL), regional, interstate, intrastate, etc. You could drive for a regional or local carrier that allows you to be home every night or OTR and could be gone for weeks. Add to that, each company will have their own benefits package that will help determine the amount of vacation offered. My suggestion would be to Google the “Top 50” trucking companies, then go to their website and review the benefits they advertise on there for truck drivers. Most recruiting departments are friendly and if you called them they would tell you. Best of luck! Scott Cornell
Thank you comment icon The amount of time off that an average truck driver receives can vary depending on several factors, including local regulations, company policies, and individual preferences. It also vary widely based on employment agreement or union contract. Some truck drivers may have a traditional 9-to-5 schedule with weekends off, while others might have irregular or long-haul routes that require them to be away from home for extended periods. Additionally, truck drivers who are self-employed or work as independent contractors often have more flexibility in determining their time off. Blessing Salami

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The amount of time off for a truck driver can vary depending on the specific job, company, and industry. Generally speaking, most truck drivers work long hours and spend a lot of time away from home, which can be challenging for some individuals and their families.

Here are some factors that can impact how much time off a truck driver gets:

Type of Job: Some truck driving jobs require drivers to be on the road for weeks at a time, while others may allow for more frequent breaks or shorter trips.
Company Policies: Different trucking companies have different policies regarding time off and scheduling. Some companies may offer more flexible schedules or more paid time off than others.
Industry: The industry a truck driver works in can also impact how much time off they get. For example, some industries may be busier during certain times of the year and require drivers to work longer hours or for more consecutive days.
Seniority: Drivers with more seniority at a company may have more say in their schedules and be able to request more time off.
That being said, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the maximum number of hours a truck driver can work per day and per week to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. For example, drivers can work a maximum of 11 hours per day and 60 hours per week on duty, and can only drive a maximum of 8 hours per day. After working for a certain amount of time, drivers are required to take a break for a certain amount of time before resuming driving.
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