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We all have our personal likes and dislikes. The annual trucking industry survey conducted by Atlas Van Lines reveals what truck drivers like AND dislike.

Intrigued about what America’s transport specialists turn up their nose at or enjoy? Here are some highlights:

• Drivers prefer Dunkin’ coffee to Starbucks.

• They like clean, pure water 50% more than sports drinks.

• 31% of drivers revealed being on the road more than 40 weeks out of the year.

• When not driving, 74% of the trucking industry drivers reported enjoying spending time with friends and family.

• In what fast food restaurants do they prefer eating? Chick-Fil-A and Subway (in that order.)

• Wonder what to send along as a snack for your favorite truck driver? Think fresh fruit first and peanuts/mixed nuts second.

• 47% of respondents like Michelin and 39% prefer Bridgestone when it comes to tires.

• 42% use prefer Shell Rotella and 40% prefer Mobil Delvac oil for their rigs.

• Which tractor do these road experts prefer? Kenworth is most preferred with Peterbilt close behind it.

• What about their views on Hours of Service (HOS) changes? About 3100 comments were made about HOS. Suggested changes include more needed flexibility to contend with unforeseen situations that could happen at any time. Also, drivers would like to split the 14-hour day up with off-duty time. Drivers also shared opinions about the 30-minute break and changes they’d like to see regarding it.

This year's survey had 475 respondents. If you didn’t get in on it this year, you can always contribute next year! To view the full list of questions and results, visit https://www.truckersnews.com/survey-finds-what-truckers-like-while-on-the-road.

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