why truck drivers are so fat and lazy?

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alex

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2011
why truck drivers are so fat and lazy?
crooked kop

Elgin, IL

#2 Aug 29, 2011
why not?
crooked kop

Elgin, IL

#3 Aug 29, 2011
why are truckers allowed to even breathe our air?truckers=bad;]
hahaha

Springfield, MA

#4 Sep 6, 2011
@ kop..dumb question!! The world would shut down If trucks stopped! You seem like a person who doesn't eat or doesn't wipe there ass or never been in an ambulance or never rode the bus or never taken a plane or never bought cloths or never brush their teeth or never purchased gas or never Awww you get the point!
morbitcl0ver

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jan 9, 2012
Even though they help make the world move, it would be nice if they helped unload their freight. Not only will it get them on the road quicker, but also their health would thank them in the long run.
hwyangel

United States

#6 Jun 25, 2012
Travel lag, 14 hour work days (sometimes more off the books, and unpaid), irregular sleep patterns, poor food nutrition choices (hard to find fresh fruit and veggies at truck stops, limited range of motion (buckled into seat) see work hours. And I wouldn't call it lazy when statistically a driver makes 180 decisions per minute that directly effect the lives of the motoring public at what's considered to be #8 on the top 10 list of most dangerous jobs.
FatLazyTrucker

United States

#7 Jun 25, 2012
Exercise is practically unheard of when you're forced to sit behind the wheel for 11 or more hours a day. If my truck isn't rolling I'm not making money and someone might not get their shipment on time. In return that company will go out and find another company to haul their loads. As far as lazy goes, If you think I'm lazy I invite you to come do what I do for a month. If you think all we do is sit behind that steering wheel you're sadly mistaken. I've had days where I've woke up at 3:00 a.m. , ran 12 to 16 hours, work on my truck until midnight or later, and be up 3 or 4 the next morning to go do another 12 to 16 hour day. I get up every morning, put myself and my family 2nd to make sure someone gets their load of goods on time. When that load is delivered I don't punch a clock and go home. I'm taking care of my equipment and setting up my next load while other people are at home with their families.
Nehemiah3rd

Houston, TX

#8 Sep 3, 2012
morbitcl0ver wrote:
Even though they help make the world move, it would be nice if they helped unload their freight. Not only will it get them on the road quicker, but also their health would thank them in the long run.
Have you ever unloaded a 53' trailer? I have and there's more to just unloading, there's also breaking down a load because not everything ends up going to the same place. I once broke down 22 pallets into 56 pallets, took me 3 hrs, and I was paid $60 by my company, while the company will pay a lumper at least $100 to do the same thing. We make our money by the truck moving not loading/unloading.
56ngvgde

Wollongong, Australia

#9 Nov 10, 2012
they are certainly not "lazy', how dare you accuse them of this..jeez u r an ungrateful snot, truckers are usually a bit overweight due to the clear fact they sit on their butts driving and actually working hard mentally to control all those tones on their trailer. bitta respect for them douche..
Shadrach

UK

#10 Mar 22, 2013
Because there never out of truck stops eating!. Ask porridge at Hargreaves!.

“Just Another Truck Driver!”

Since: Nov 12

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#11 Mar 24, 2013
Fat and lazy? I weigh less than 350 pounds! I keep my weight this low by drinking a diet coke with my 3 big macs, and fries for lunch.
MsTee

UK

#12 May 5, 2013
Real Trucker wrote:
Fat and lazy? I weigh less than 350 pounds! I keep my weight this low by drinking a diet coke with my 3 big macs, and fries for lunch.
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I am currently dating a truck driver, to be honest, at first my impressions of truck drivers are pretty much the same as everyone, until i dated one.

First theyre NOT Lazy! Cos my bf is up at 5:30 am...sometimes he works for over 12 hours, for the first time, he took me to work with him, you need to be patient to do this job, people are disrespectful of them, they treat them as low class citizens.

My bf has 6 pack, cos he works out whenever he gets the chance, and hes got a wee fridge in his truck and keeps all his Special K cereal bars there, fruit flavoured water, etc...yes he does eat some burgers as a treat, but not all the time...

And lastly, he showers twice a day, but you know what, i now have respect to all truck drivers, cos if it wasnt for them, we won't be able to eat, and buy the goods that we need...

And for some health and safety they aren't allowed to help load and unload stuff...but we shouldn't judge truck drivers cos they earn more money than other people who sit and work at the office...
morbitcl0ver

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Feb 2, 2014
Nehemiah3rd wrote:
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Have you ever unloaded a 53' trailer? I have and there's more to just unloading, there's also breaking down a load because not everything ends up going to the same place. I once broke down 22 pallets into 56 pallets, took me 3 hrs, and I was paid $60 by my company, while the company will pay a lumper at least $100 to do the same thing. We make our money by the truck moving not loading/unloading.
To answer you question Nehamiah, yes. I do this everyday. Time is everything, and when you don't have the proper crew to unload and reload freight, everyone falls behind. In this case a few extra hands makes the greatest help and I will say a few drivers will help, not to mention are thanked fir the assist. But tell me this Nehemiah, when freight falls apart during shipping and the driver complains and does not assist. To me, if getting back on the road is important and making sure your freight gets to it's next location in on piece, it would be important to pitch in and help.

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