3 Things To Know Before Becoming A Trucker

Thinking about becoming a truck driver? I am sure your head is filled with millions of questions and maybe even doubts about getting into the truck driving industry. 

We get it, it's a big commitment.. But let us ease your headaches by supplying you with this video of Trucker Chad. He will tell you realistic expectations about becoming a truck driver..

WATCH: You NEED to Watch This Before You Become A Truck Driver

Is Trucking The Right Career Path For You?

Truck driving is definitely not for everyone. You need to be 100% sure before getting into the industry, that truck driving is something you'd like to do for the long run. There are many great pros, and with any job, cons that come with this career choice. Here are some questions to think about: Are you willing to be away from home for weeks on end? Do you enjoy driving for long periods of time? Is the pay per mile really worth the manual labor? If you answered no to any of these questions, trucking may not be the best fit for you. 

Advice For Someone Looking To Become A Truck Driver

Research, research, research. We cannot stress this enough, researching before signing up for any type of committment is so important. There are multiple outlets for you to do as much research as you can on truck driving careers. Whether it's checking out our website to read all the details about CDL school, requirements, careers, etc, or reaching out to a veteran truck driver to ask questions/advice. There are many ways for you to learn as much as you can before going full speed ahead and committing to truck driving as your next career path. Be sure to do lots of soul searching before deciding to apply for CDL Training School. Have deep conversations with family members, friends, co-workers, and really think about how life changing this decision would be. You need to be all-in for this to work!

Expectations For 1st Year As A Driver

Read it and never forget it: truck driving is not an easy job and will put you through many challenges throughout the first year. But if you're willing to push through and overcome them, truck driving can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. You need to know that your first year as a truck driver is not going to be a walk in the park. There will be times when you question your decision or think about quitting, but it's those that never give up that see things work out for them in the end. And last but not least, never be afraid to start a new journey, we are lucky that this world gives us as many opportunities as it does. To every trucker out there, or those of you thinking about pursuing the career, we want to thank you for all you do! Keep on truckin'.

Find a Trucking School Near You

Just like we helped Chad get rolling, Driver Solutions can help you get the CDL training you need to become a truck driver.  Just take a few moments to complete our online driver application now and we'll work to find a trucking school near you. 

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