Many people become truck drivers with the hope of seeing the country. Those dreams are all too often shattered once a new driver learns that doing so is easier said than done. Just because you have deliveries to make doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some sightseeing once in a while, it just means you need to be creative on how you go about doing it.
The best opportunity to see America comes during your 34-hour restart. You’ll just need to make sure your truck is parked in a safe location during that time. Of course, this will be easier if you have friends and family members in the area. If not, you may need to make arrangements to drop your load off a little early.
Make sure you know what your company’s policy on bobtailing is. You should also think about how accessible the roads leading to your attraction are and the type of parking that is available when deciding whether to bobtail or call a cab.
Choose Minor Attractions
Visiting major theme parks or attractions while on the road can prove hectic. Fortunately, there are plenty of minor attractions in every state that are worth seeing as well. Some can even be viewed from the road such as the world’s largest ketchup bottle in Collinsville, IL or the world’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City, Iowa.
When looking for attractions, you don’t always have to go anywhere. Some rest stops are located near lakes or streams, making it possible for you to enjoy some fishing. Keep a bicycle in your truck so that you can take off riding down a back road whenever the opportunity arises. Keep an open mind, and you will likely find there are lots of exciting things to see and do right under your nose.
In addition to making sightseeing plans, you should also purchase the right commercial or owner-operator truck insurance in Tennessee. To ensure you have the right policy, please contact us.