Thinking About Becoming a Truck Driver? Here’s What You Should Know

New Truck Driver

Thinking about becoming a truck driver? Here’s what you should know before taking the plunge!

If you want to become a truck driver, it can be difficult to see a glimpse of the job before signing on the dotted line. Being a truck driver isn’t as simple as deciding to try the job and seeing if it’s right for you since extra schooling and training is involved. Here’s some advice from an experienced pro to help you decide whether or not truck driving is for you.

What’s Your Endurance Level?

Truck driving is not for the faint of heart or people who can’t handle stressful periods on the job. Truck drivers need to have a lot of self-discipline, handle long hours on the job, and be able to survive spending almost all of their time by themselves. Trucking is not a job for everyone, but a great fit for those who can handle the requirements.

Do You Like Doing the Same Thing Every Day?

If you seek structure and routine in your day job, truck driving is not for you. Being a truck driver means constant adventure and changes in routine. It isn’t at all surprising to enter over five states or talk to a hundred new people in one day. You get to see the best and greatest of our country, but your life will be anything but routine. Trucking can show you sights, sounds, and smells that you would never get to see on vacation—all while on the clock.

Can You Handle Being Alone?

Most people will answer this question with a yes, but most people don’t realize exactly how much alone time truckers have every single day. Truck drivers are alone almost all day every single day. If you are having a bad day on the job, you won’t be able to go home and talk to your partner or kids. If you wake up feeling sick, there won’t be anyone there to make you tea and hand you cough drops. If you can handle the time by yourself, however, you will learn to enjoy the moments you spend on the road.

For All of Your Trucking Needs

Evan Transportation provides trucking and transportation services for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. All of our drivers and staff are offered competitive salaries, benefits, and are guaranteed to be home every day. Interested in finding out more? Visit us online or give us a call at 443-673-3365. For even more information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 8:12 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.