Trucks are the carriers of essential goods like food and grains across the country, apart from being the prime transporters for the industrial sector, manufacturers, retailers and distributors. No wonder truckers are considered to be the backbone of the country. Being a truck driver is definitely not easy. Long work hours, late nights, perilous roads, dangers on the highway, inaccessibility to food and refreshments when needed, developing lifestyle related health issues, strained relationships by being away from their families for long periods, lonely roads, stress are just some of the issues they need to cope with.
Besides, Indian truck drivers in their career are known to brave some of the perilous Indian highways all in an effort to deliver their cargo and make their ends meet. No wonder they are truly the "Heroes of the Highway".