最近在“越野”培训周结束时，新员工 Schneider, 我在做我的心理岗位 Trip 报告进展顺利以及需要改进的地方。自从上一份DA报告以来，我们的日常生活发生了很大变化，我感到有些忧郁。我问我的学生……”如果您有三辆卡车驾驶的愿望，希望与该国分享 would they be?”. He told me his wishes: 1) customers 将 provide free snacks, water and restrooms to divers, 2) bonuses for drivers that continue to drive during pandemic, and 3) the public 将 be patient, not rush grocery stores and and leave some food on the shelves for others. He then asked what my wishes 将 be. I’ve reflected on that question this week and decided these 将 be my truck driver wishes to be granted for all professional drivers.
I wish that the appreciation and respect we are experiencing today in the trucking industry 将 happen every day. This is a great time to share our stories - the successes and the struggles. Our country sees us right now and is listening! We are no longer In The Way or Invisible.
安全庇护所 - To me this means being welcomed back into communities to park while taking our mandated breaks, to take care of our personal needs, and the NO TRUCKS and NO TRUCK PARKING signs 将 be replaced with TRUCKERS WELCOME. There is currently a critical shortage of safe parking for commercial vehicles, the capacity is just not there for the number of trucks that criss-cross the country delivering goods.
获得健康& aﬀordable food - Wow 这是很难的。拖拉机中的冰箱是巨大的健康因素和便利性。您是否曾经尝试过在凉爽的冰箱中生活一周或更长时间？我花了好一会儿才知道该怎么做……在合适的时间找到冰块是一个问题，水进入了我的食物容器并破坏了我的饭菜，一段时间后霉菌在我的冷藏箱内长大，偶尔我的食物变质了，生病。我没 want （我也没有钱）在卡车停靠站买食物。当我开车经过杂货店时，他们经常有一个标语，上面写着“没有卡车”。 当我停下来进行10个小时的强制性休息时，它通常不在杂货店的步行范围内或下班后。 Truck 在杂货店，药房，电影院，理发店，大型购物中心或其附近停车将为专业驾驶员提供机会，成为更多社区成员并照顾我们的个人和企业 needs.
接触卫生设施的客户- Easily 50% of the customers I serve do not allow restroom access to drives. Some drivers have commented on 社交媒体 that customers and communities don’t owe drivers anything…I disagree. We don’t have to continue to accept something just because that’s the way it always been. If a customer provides hygiene facilities (flush toilets and a place to wash hands) to their employees, I 想 the same access when servicing that customer. I may have driven for 6 hours or more without stopping to service that customer and need the facilities! We all need to be part of the movement to raise awareness about driver struggles and this is definitely one of them for me.
I wish that everyone could take a ride with a professional driver and see the world from our perspective. It’s beautiful, interesting, educational, unpredictable and challenging. Maybe passenger vehicles 将 understand just how much space we need to accelerate, turn and stop. I bet they 将 quit merging into us an unsafe manner!
Just maybe they 将 be patient for a few seconds and wait while we make our turns. Maybe more women 将 join me and discover this really cool job - and the driver shortage 将 be minimized!
I plan to take advantage of the positive trucker love song going on in our country right now! I 想 to share more of our stories, perspectives and challenges with as many people as possible. Join me on 社交媒体 并分享您的故事！