By Brad - Tuesday 22 Jul 9:58 am
Success isn’t just about getting the right training and certification to build a successful career. Success is about ‘getting in’ to the right company.
For truck driving jobs, the best company to work for is one that will meet your needs (how long you are on the road, income and benefits packages, etc.). Your choices may be limited to the training you have received, as the ability to drive a dump truck does not qualify you to haul automobiles.
So you should choose a company based on the truck driving jobs that you are especially qualified for.
UPS is a great company to be hired into when you prefer a short haul truck driving job. As a highly reputable company, UPS offers one of the best benefits packages for both seasonal and permanent positions. This is also a great way to start off a career as a truck driver.
Mclane Company, Inc. is a leading international distribution center, delivering supplies to many well known business chains. Whether you are looking for a local truck driving job or one that gives you the opportunity to take off and travel for weeks at a time, Mclane is the place to go!
A-AAA Auto Transport LLC specializes solely in the hauling of automobiles, so if this is your field as a trucker it is a great company to apply and work for. Alternatives for auto hauling jobs of a more local nature would involve checking with local car dealerships for information on their transportation services, and if they are recruiting for new drivers.
Vocational truck driving is best done for your local city or state, as a garbage truck or dump truck driver for example. While there are many companies that could use a vocational truck driver, the best income you’ll make with this particular truck driving job is as a state or city worker.
The United States Military Services are always in need of vocational truck drivers. Working for the military will provide you with competitive benefits that pale in comparison to the personal accomplishments you’ll achieve for serving your country.
The choice of company (or job source) often varies depending on the particular truck driving job that you seek. To open up your employment choices in the field of driving a truck, improve your skills by receiving training in all fields of trucking.
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By Brad - Tuesday 8 Jul 9:32 am
Being a truck driver involves riding in a truck for long periods of time. Whether you have a local truck driving job or an over the road truck driving job, you spend a lot of time in your truck and this can be quite boring at times.
Fortunately, there are great electronic gadgets that offer entertainment for when you are on the road in your truck driving job.
Portable DVD players are becoming more and more affordable, and although these are not a good idea for when you are driving, your driving team partner will appreciate the opportunity to kick back and relax while watching a movie during their off shift.
CB radios are a timeless trucker gadget, and a must have for anyone with a truck driving job that keeps you on the road for hours on end. A CB radio allows a truck driver to stay up to date with current traffic and weather conditions, as well as connect with other CB radio users to ‘chat’.
Satellite radio is the new and modern must have for anyone with a truck driving job! Avoid commercials, and listen only to the music that you want to listen to. Sirius, the original satellite radio source, is still the best satellite radio to use.
Radar detectors are a helpful way to protect yourself from certain hassles associated with a truck driving job. Drive safely, and be prepared with a radar detector. Check out Radar Busters, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality, trust worthy radar detectors starting at just over $100.
Of all the cool electronics that are a must have for truck drivers, nothing can beat a laptop computer. Owning a laptop computer allows you to store and bring all of your favorite music to listen to.
Other benefits of bringing a laptop on the road come with the advantage of the increasing wi-fi hot spots popping up all over the place. Connecting to the internet from anywhere provides a variety of entertainment.
More importantly, the internet allows a truck driver to stay connected with family and friends when you are on the road for a long period of time.
The best part is that using your laptop computer to record your logs in allows you to use the computer as a tax write off for your truck driving job!
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By Brad - Thursday 3 Jul 10:15 am
Though the image of being a trucker may not hold the same appeal as the image of being a lawyer or political figure (or, maybe they do…) but why would anybody want to be a truck driver?
For one, truck driving involves a lot more than just driving a truck. There are many choices, from the type of truck to drive to the cargo you haul. All of these choices lead to different types of trucking jobs. Of course, the best part of this is that any job as a truck driver pays well.
If you want a job that will support you and your family, you want a job that requires training and experience, like truck driving. There are many ups and downs to being a truck driver, many of which may surprise you!
Many married couples get into the career of truck driving together, as long haul trips will keep you from home for weeks at a time but working as a team (alternating driving and resting shifts) allows a couple to work together and not be apart, as well as enjoy the time on the road together.
Long haul trips are a great thing for anyone who enjoys the open road, some good music, and the experience of traveling to unknown territories. A truck driving job can offer you exciting opportunities you would not find with a regular 9 to 5 office job, or a 2nd shift factory job.
Since truck driving is a career that requires training, proper licensing and certification it is also a career that pays far better than any job which requires no prior experience. Furthermore, acquiring the proper licensing and certification that it takes to be a truck driver does not take a long time.
If you have a 5 year plan that involves getting into a successful career, choosing a truck driving job as your career path can put you on the right road within a year.
The options of being a truck driver are not limited to simply acquiring a license and driving a truck. There are different types of jobs that involve driving a truck, including local jobs that allow you to come home every night. Or, you can invest in your own truck and choose the “owner operator” path, which allows you to be your own boss, make your own decisions, and grow as an individual self employed business.
Qualifying yourself for a truck driving job means you will have a freedom that no other job can provide.
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