An Indian truck driver in America earns 5 times the salary of President of India

A truck driver is someone who earns his bread and butter driving a truck, transporting goods and materials over land. He has to work any hour of the day or night. Today, I am going to tell you a story of an Indian truck driver “Manpreet” who drives a delivery truck in the USA. While trucking may not be a good career choice for everyone, for Manpreet it is a fantastic career and he enjoys his profession. Many Indian truck drivers are getting inspired by his life. 

The lifestyle of an Indian truck driver “Manpreet”:

Manpreet is an Indian truck driver in America who drives a truck to earn his bread and butter. Manpreet’s life is far better than any Indian truck driver. He gets to drive a modern truck with comfortable ergonomically designed seats to help him stay alert and focused. The life of a truck driver in the USA is significantly safer than in India. In India truck drivers have to face many problems in their daily life for instance parking safety is always an issue. There are geographically troubling spots where drivers are shot (some urban areas) and killed as well as places where drivers (no matter what race) are less welcomed. As a driver, you are more likely to come to harm because you are in a dangerous, active environment (the road). You are well paid but you are away from your family and home for extended periods.

As far as the lifestyle of Manpreet is concerned, he is enjoying his life a lot. He easily meets his daily expenses. He even earns 10 times what an Indian truck driver earns. He gets paid $5,000 monthly which is 350,000 INR in India. This is indeed a huge amount for any Indian truck driver because in India even an engineer does not get paid such a huge amount. If we look at the income of an Indian truck driver, he probably earns 20,000 to 25,000 monthly. On top of that, Indian trucks are not much comfortable than American trucks.

According to Manpreet, there is no problem with truck drivers until you make any mistakes. Parking and traffic issues are not there, No bribery, No broking. His truck is fully equipped with technology. There are two beds in his truck where Manpreet and his co-driver can sleep. It also has a refrigerator and Air Condition. Manpreet always keeps the gas stove with him so that he can cook food anytime he wants. There is a curtain behind the driver’s seat, so while the driver drives the truck, another person can take a rest or sleep. Manpreet is very happy and satisfied with whatever he is doing as he makes more money than his expectations.

Many trucking companies in America are looking for truck drivers as there is a huge shortage of drivers that is the reason why truck drivers in America are offered an impressive package. When we hear such news that a truck driver in America gets all facilities and feel safe on the road, we feel that an Indian truck driver should also have a comfortable life. 

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.