Life on the Road as a Long-Haul Trucker

By Seth Simons / October 20, 2015 at 11:55pm

Brandon Slattery rarely stops moving — even when he’s asleep. As a trucker, he spends his upwards of 300 days on the road, crisscrossing the open plains, lush valleys and dense urban jungles of the United States. An average day sees him driving for 11 hours at a time before passing the wheel to his best friend and fellow driver. While they share a cab, the friends rarely sit side by side. When one is driving, the other one is likely sleeping in the cab.

Slattery got his start in 2003, when he turned 21 and could finally apply for commercial training. Already, he was no stranger to the world of long-haul driving. “My great-grandmother owned her own trucking company back in the 70s,” he recalls. “When I was a child I would listen to her stories for hours on end.” Read More…

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