We’re all career-driven these days, aren’t we? If you’re starting a career, chances are good that you have many additional resources at your disposal no matter what your occupation. Message boards, blogs, and news sites permeate for many different industries, and trucking is no different. In fact, the trucking industry may have a stronger online community than many professions.
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It’s common knowledge that truck drivers spend a great deal of time on the road, making trips and delivering freight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be home for dinner each night. There are two types of trucking jobs—local and regional jobs, where drivers who aren’t interested in the over-the-road lifestyle and the maddening amount of time on the road.
Loneliness is can be a big drawback to the trucker’s life. The days and even weeks of continuous solitude (outside of short stints at the truck stop, anyway) can get to even the most hardened of loners out on the road.
Getting into the trucking industry, you’re going to be driving many different types of trucks and towing different trailers carrying cargo of all types. Truck drivers can find themselves towing everything from food and any sort of goods to auto parts to entire vehicles to even houses.
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Autonomous trucks are coming closer to reality, and some truck drivers are quite understandably frightened by the idea of a self-driving truck. After all, if big rigs can literally drive themselves, what need is there for a truck driver?
So you’re ready to be a truck driver, huh? Of course, you are. If you’re in truck driving school, chances are you’re chomping at the bit to get out of the practice truck and get into a truck that will help you earn a living.
Many people start looking to get a commercial driver’s license with the intent of becoming an over-the-road truck driver. And why not? It’s a common profession that has a lot of demand at the moment, so there are plenty of jobs available. However, it’s not the only show in town. A CDL is a surprisingly versatile document, and while driving is almost always on the docket if you are getting a CDL, driving a big rig is far from the only occupation you can hope to pursue.
It’s time to stop playing around and laying around. It’s time to stop being unsure about what you’re doing. It’s time to quit going after jobs that lead to a dead end. And most of all, it’s time to stop the silliness.
Updated January 2020