The keys to a successful truck driving career are simple – have a good attitude, learn to grow into the trucker lifestyle, and fully commit to your trucking company.
The first step to being a successful truck driver is to have a good attitude. Every career has its challenges, and truck driving is no different. Staying positive about your job will not only make you a more professional truck driver, but it can also help you maximize your earning potential and career opportunities. Each of the Driver Solutions Network trucking companies wants you to achieve your goals and become successful in your new trucking career. They specialize in helping new drivers get started in the trucking industry, so if you have the right attitude, you’ll learn faster and be well on your way to a new career as a professional truck driver.
The next step to starting a successful career in the trucking industry is learning to adapt to and manage your new lifestyle as a ‘trucker’. Life on the road will be exciting and you’ll be traveling around the country and discovering new things almost everyday! But this isn’t your typical 9 to 5 job. During your first year of driving, you’ll be learning how to balance your new career and time at home with the family. Over-the-road truck driving is a different lifestyle and your family life will change. Fortunately, you’ll have a driver manager, a dispatcher, and Driver Solutions to help you through the process.
Finally, the last step to getting off to a good start is to stay with your employer for one full year. Statistics have shown that new truck drivers who stay with their employer for 12 consecutive months earn more money during their trucking career. The Driver Solutions Network trucking companies understand the challenges of becoming a new truck driver and they’ll do everything they can to help you become successful during your first year on the road.
So, if you have a good attitude, are able to adjust to the life of a ‘trucker’, and you stay with your first job for 12 months, you’ll be setting yourself up for a great career as a professional truck driver.