The backbone of the trucking industry runs an astonishing 80 percent of the year according to a recent New York Times article. Unlike other jobs, truck drivers don’t have the luxury of going home and getting away from work. Truck driver Greg Simmons feels that society’s perception of truck drivers is that “We clog up traffic, we get in the way, and we pollute the environment.” This attitude towards truck drivers can make for long trips that wear on drivers who are on the road for extended periods of time. Simmons says “We’re like cops. Everybody needs us, but nobody wants us.” To view the entire article click here.