For anyone considering to pursue a career in the trucking industry, knowing a truck driving career is your career million dollar question. I mean, how many people have ever wondered or experienced being a truck driver or even get a chance to travel with one? Pretty much nobody. So how are you supposed to know if trucking is for you?
According to Lauren Gast, Chief Marketing Officer at Truck Driver Institute:
“Truck driving is one of the most popular jobs in the United States. Many commercial truck drivers start driving because they want a stable, high-paying career where they can be independent and travel across the country.”
“To start your truck driving career, you first need to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL) so you can learn to operate a large vehicle. CDL training schools, such as Truck Driver Institute, typically take about three weeks to complete and you receive both classroom and hands-on truck driving experience.”
If you are Adventure and Nature-Loving, Truck Driving is for you!
Because you have to drive your trucks for really long routes, you will come across and experience various priceless moments like watching the sunset over the mountains of Wyoming as the elk graze on the high plain. Or the sun rising over the ocean on a humid, salty-aired morning heading south along the coast of Florida as the gulls circle overhead. Moments that were priceless to me because I knew how many people were never going to see so many of the things I’ve gotten to see, nor enjoy their lives day to day and moment to moment the way I’ve gotten to enjoy mine. But see, that’s just me.
Weak Of Heart Can Drive Trucks
If you want to be successful and make really good money by driving trucks, you should be aware of the fact that it is not an easy job and for the weak of hearts. You need to spend a number of hours driving the big machine and mostly spend the vast majority of your time alone. None of those sound too appealing to most people, and I would dare say that trucking is not for most people. So be careful before you pursue your career in truck driving but once you get into it, YOU EARN A MASSIVE!
Only if You Can Survive Solitude
When you are on the road, you’re pretty much on your own. I mean, sure you can call someone with a tow-truck when you break down. And sure you can stroll into a truck stop for a meal and a conversation when you want one. But when you’re lying down to catch a few hours of sleep at night and you’re alone somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert, there isn’t anyone to encourage you that tomorrow will be a better day. There isn’t anyone to comfort you if you’re feeling a bit down. And three hours later when it’s time to get up and it’s still as dark as it was when you went to sleep, there isn’t really anyone around that cares. And I didn’t mind that a bit. But it isn’t easy.