Do you want to know the secret to a successful, long-lasting trucking career?
In my opinion, it all comes down to ONE thing. ONE thing that all other things depend upon.
Watch this video to see what I'm talking about!
WATCH: How to Be a Super Successful Truck Driver
Attitude is Everything in Trucking
When it comes to truck driving and your success in the transportation industry - attitude is everything. Each and every day you are going to encounter things out on the road that will no doubt test your patience. You absolutely cannot let these things get to you.
By maintaining a good attitude, ragardless of how many other vehicles are cutting you off or how bad the weather might be - you're able to make safer decisions in critical situations.
Ready to Hit the Road? Apply Today
Just like we helped Wayne get rolling, Driver Solutions can help you get the CDL training you need to become a truck driver. Start your career now and you could be on the road making up to $50,000 in just the first year! Just take a few moments to complete our online driver application now.
Remember this too - your attitude instantly comes across in the way that you deal with other people. If you maintain a good attitude toward your Dispatcher/Driver Manager and the company you're working for, then they'll be more likely to treat you in the same positive way. It's just that simple. I mean would you rather assign a load to a driver who's always complaining or one who just gets the job done?
This same mentality goes for dealing with other truck drivers as well. If you treat other drivers with a good attitude and give them a little extra room on the road - guess what? They'll be more likely to help you out. You never know when you're going to have a tight backing situation and need a spotter to give a little assistance.
You never know what lies ahead of you. For example, that same truck driver that flipped me off might find himself pulled off on the side of the road miles ahead needing some help. Now, I'm a pretty nice guy and would probably still lend a hand, but that surely isn't true for everyone. Kindergarten basics - treat others the way you want treated.
I want you to have a super successful trucking career. I really do. And I'm telling you that from my experience, your attitude is the number one place to start.
About The Author
Wayne got his start in trucking by going through the Driver Solutions company sponsored CDL training program back in 2012. Since then, he has traveled over 300,000 safe miles and counting! After seeing his photos and reading about his adventures, we knew we had to share them on our blog. Join Wayne on his journey for a first hand look at life on the road!