Your First Year As A Truck Driver - Here’s What To Expect

First Year In Trucking - The Challenges

The first year in trucking can present some challenges for new drivers.  The saying, "trucking isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle" couldn't be more true. From adjusting to a completely new life on the road to figuring out routes and how to make drops in a timely, efficient manner - a truck driver job can throw a lot at you in your first year.  Yet, with every challenge you overcome, an even greater reward awaits.  As any truck driver will tell you, there's just nothing quite like getting to see our beautiful country from way up high and getting paid to do so. 

Over the years, Driver Solutions has helped over 25,000 drivers get a CDL and start their first truck driver job.  Needless to say, we've learned a thing or two about what it takes to be successful during the first year as a truck driver and beyond.  Take a look at 3 of our top articles about how to get the most out of your first year as a truck driver...

First Year Truck Driver Success Tips

6 Truths About Your First Year Trucking
Trucker Wayne offers up his 6 Truths of Trucking in this post. Wayne has been a driver for almost 4 years, and loves to share his firsthand experiences from the road with other drivers in hopes to make their lives a little easier.

3 Reasons Your First Year as a Truck Driver Will Make or Break You
The change in lifestyle, the learning curve, and the grass is greener syndrome are the three main reasons that your trucking career will either be made or broken in your first year. Read the advice for surviving all three of these causes that could break you in your first year of trucking.

Becoming a Truck Driver - They Say the First Year’s the Hardest
Trucker Wayne is at it again. In this post, he talks about overcoming challenges that can pop up during the first year in a truck driver job.

Your First Year Starts Here

Having the ability to adapt to change, overcome obstacles, and stay patient on the road are key qualities that will be imperative to success in your first year trucking. Sticking to the principles from the posts mentioned above WILL help you get the most out of your first year truck driving and beyond. 

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Getting your first truck driving job starts with getting a CDL license.  Driver Solutions can help you get free CDL training so you can obtain a Commercial Driver's License and even find you a truck driving job opportunity to get your career started. 

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