Truck drivers show an increased presence on social media sites
For many commercial vehicle operators, the open road can become a quiet, lonely place. In an effort to combat the pitfalls of perpetual solitude, many of these professionals are turning to social media.
According to Truck News, many drivers have begun using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube to connect with friends, family and fellow operators while they are traveling. Their uses for these websites include staying in touch, updating other people on their wherabouts or meeting new people.
Some individuals use social media to discuss common interests with others or pursue new hobbies. In addition, some employers of commercial vehicle operators are enhancing their presence on these sites in an effort to communicate with their fleets or increase their recruitment efforts.
According to a blog called Ask The Trucker, drivers have used social media to teach and learn various new skills, such as organic gardening.
Operators who enjoy gathering information over the internet may benefit from online driver training courses, which could help them improve their safety practices while they are on the road.
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
For many commercial vehicle operators, the open road can become a quiet, lonely place.