Important Things You Should Know About a Career in Trucking

There are 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.

Stress is Part of the Job

Contrary to popular belief, over the road trucking is not just freedom of the road and you’re all by yourself. There’s people to deal with along the way at various levels.

Effective Communication is Key

You Won’t Get Rich as a Trucker

Something else that I’ve learned, is that you’ll probably not get rich in trucking. You might think you will, due to the large number of hours you put in.

Relationships Suffer

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.

Changes Are Sometimes Necessary

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.

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