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Key Questions Every Driver Should Ask Their Recruiter

20 Questions for your New Employer

If you are looking to start a new career in truck driving, there are a few questions you need to ask any recruiter before you get started. Here is a list of some things you need to know from any new employer:

Time on the Road

  • What is your policy regarding pay while on the road? Will I be compensated for layovers? Am I paid by the hour or by the mile?
  • Are most of your routes long hauls or shorter day trips? Can I choose my routes or will they be assigned?
  • Will I be required to load and unload the truck? If so, how will I be compensated for my time? By the package, weight, or hour?
  • Can I bring my pet with me? If so, are there weight restrictions?
  • What is your refueling policy? Will I be provided with a company card or will I get reimbursed?


  • What are the benefits associated with this position? Medical, Vision, Dental?
  • Are benefits available to me on the first day of employment or is there a waiting period?
  • Are there additional benefits available like continuing education opportunities for additional training?
  • Will the company help with my truck insurance payments?
  • Do you have a paid time off policy?

Company Advancement

  • How often are performance reviews conducted?
  • What are you looking for when giving raises?
  • As I gain seniority, will new opportunities become available like preferred routes?
  • What is the pay structure as I become a seasoned driver?
  • Is there a possibility to become part of management further down the road?

General Questions

  • Is there someone available in the home office 24/7 should I need assistance?
  • When I am on the road, what is your policy for expenses like tolls, meals, and overnight stays?
  • Are there bonuses for spotless driving records?
  • Does the company use an e-log?
  • How large is the company and is it growing?

Asking the right questions can mean the difference between a job that you like and a job that you love. Contact us for more information about how you can get started in the truck driving industry! 303-848-8443