Short vs. Long Haul Truck

by Felicia Dye

Truck driving is a popular occupation, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there’s a strong outlook for jobs. Though trucking jobs vary, they often are described as either short haul or long haul. These terms don’t have strict definitions but short-haul trucking often involves driving within a 150-mile radius(See Reference 4). Long-haul drivers usually have a driving radius of 250 miles or more.

Getting Home

Going longer distances means long-haul truckers spend more time away from home. Some work throughout week and come home on weekends, but many others are on the road for weeks or even months at a time. Long-haul drivers make a lot of personal sacrifices since they have less time with family and friends and may miss a lot of special occasions. By contrast, most short-haul truckers come home to their families every night. Read More

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