It’s truck driver appreciation week September 14 – 18. Sometimes the best way to thank someone is to understand what he or she is going through. To help more people understand what it’s like to be a truck driver, we’ve compiled nine funny, quirky, and outrageous GIFs we think show exactly what life on the road is like.
Driving a truck—whether long or short haul—isn’t for the fainthearted.
There are always going to be annoyances that make you want to call it quits.
Especially during construction season
Or when boredom sets in.
Other days there are plenty of reasons you’re proud to be a driver. Like when you find freight for your otherwise empty 500 mile backhaul—and it’s only two miles away.
Or when you deliver on time despite being held over in detention time at your previous stop.
But nothing feels as good as finally getting home after being gone for days.
When you really think about it, driving’s a pretty sweet gig.
In fact, you should be considered a real hero—after all, who else will keep the world moving every day?
At the very least, we hope these GIFs put a smile on your face today. Have a happy truck driver appreciation week, everyone!