We all know that a shortage of good truck drivers is among the top issues facing the trucking industry today, but the question is this: Do we have any idea how tough it is out there for existing drivers?

It’s entirely possible that if more of us acknowledged the enormous — and sometimes heart-breaking challenges that face those on the road, we’d be much better positioned to filling all those open seats in our fleets.

For instance, what’s happened to respect for truck drivers? Too often, truck drivers are treated as second-class citizens for a job that takes over your life. Drivers and their trucks frequently…

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