5 Important Things You Should Know About a Career in Trucking

There are 5  important things you should know about a career in trucking, BEFORE getting onboard in the trucking industry. My personal career in trucking has lasted for 45 years.

I’ve learned lots in that time in this industry as a result of my trucking experience, which new drivers and CDL drivers in training could benefit from.

This is a realistic look at what to expect from a driving career in trucking.

Stress is an inevitable part of a career in trucking. I always enjoy the driving part of the job, don’t get me wrong. But there is stress involved in a truck driving career.

Stress is Part of the Job

The second thing you need to learn to do, is how to communicate and manage the people that you’re dealing with.

Effective Communication is Key

The time you invest doesn’t often turn into a big payout. It’s a fact you need to realize and accept, early in your driving career.

You Won’t Get Rich as a Trucker

Generally, you’re away more than you’re at home. This in turn places a great deal of strain on your spouse and your family.

Relationships Suffer

Don’t let yourself stagnate at a trucking company, who’s not treating you well or not paying you fairly, just because you’re afraid to move. Make the move.

Changes Are Sometimes Necessary

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