You see trucks on the road, but do you know about the industry and the many opportunities? Keep reading to see if truck driving is a fit for you!
1. INDEPENDENT MINDSET
As a driver, you are your own boss on the road. Being able to think independently and work alone for long periods of time is a key skill for drivers.
2. ENJOY AN OFFICE WITH A VIEW
Your office as a driver always has a great view and won’t involve staring at a computer screen in a cubicle, or the repetitive work on a line every day. Drivers may have dedicated local or regional routes that they drive each day, or may take cross-country routes through the most beautiful scenery in the country.
3. SEEK JOB SECURITY
Drivers are in demand and can command$40,000or more in an annual salary after just 8 weeks of training.Many companies pay for training and offer sign-on bonuses.
When you say you are going to do something, you do it. Drivers are carrying products that others are depending on to arrive on time. They need to know the person driving it to them is reliable and will get the goods where they need to be when they need to be there.
A lot can happen out on the road, from traffic jams to weather conditions, drivers need to be able to adapt to changes. Delivery times and loads on the truck may also change on a moment’s notice. Good drivers have the patience and flexibility to make good decisions when plans change or situations become stressful.
6. TIME MANAGEMENT
Businesses depend on deliveries for their bottom line. Drivers who manage their routes and plan their days to deliver goods safely and on time will be rewarded.
To learn more about paid training or the career...click here.
Informational nights are held regularly and classes start every 8 weeks. More specific details on classes and employers can be found atjwcc.edu/truck.