Today, Driver Solutions is officially announcing the start of our Driver Agent Blog Series.
The Driver Agents are an important piece to what happens after you complete our online application. These are the individuals that take your phone calls and guide you through the process of getting ready to start your trucking career. We thought it would be nice to share some insight from their point of view on our blog to help you make the best decision about pursuing life on the road. We will be sitting down with a Driver Agent each week to ask some questions and offer to helping you get prepared to earn your CDL license and start a trucking job.
For our first interview, we sat down with Derek to ask him some questions about being a Driver Solutions Driver Agent. Derek spends a lot of time speaking with those interested in starting a trucking career. Derek has been working with new drivers just starting in the trucking industry for over 5 years. Let's find out what he has to say:
Q: Can you briefly explain the role of the Driver Agent at Driver Solutions?
A: A Driver Agent is assigned to each person that completes our online application. Each Driver Agent is responsible for handling all of the details to help the applicants begin new careers. We work with the trucking companies to pre-qualify our students for a job opportunity and find the best fit for them in the trucking industry. We are also here to answer any questions they might have about starting a trucking career. I typically talk with my applicants every few days to make sure they are prepared to come to training.
Q: What are some of the reasons people you talk with decide to get into truck driving?
A: A lot of people say it's in their blood. They have parents, grandparents or other relatives that have driven before and think it's a good path to follow. Others are looking for some job stability or can't find another job. The ability to earn around $50,000 in that first year is pretty attractive.
Check back tomorrow for part 2 of our interview with Derek.