Benefits of Being an OTR Driver
When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) driving, you spend a lot of time cruising through different cities at all hours of the day and night. Here are a few benefits of being an OTR driver with the Oakley Transport Family:
You get to know your truck
When you’re an OTR driver, you get familiar with your Volvo pretty quickly. You’ll need to know (or learn!) things like how to complete a simple repair, change a tire, track your mileage, stay on track with your loads, and so much more. OTR driving requires time management, safety management, and efficiency more than anything.
One of the best things about OTR driving is taking in the different cities on your route. From driving down endless roads of trees and greenery to navigating through sandy terrains, there’s always something new to admire from your windows and at rest stops. Be sure to take a minute, press pause, and look around. Snap a photo and enjoy the destination when you’re there. Take advantage of those breaks.
As you gain more experience as an OTR driver, you’ll add credibility and longevity to your career, which could lead to more flexibility in your routes and deliveries. The key is to show up, get the job done, and drive safely. Practicing safe driving and timeliness can go a long way.
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