When you take your first trucking job, it can be quite a change of scenery. If you are used to a hands-on, active lifestyle, then sitting down for several hours on end may be a giant transition for you. In order for you to get a feel for the position and not be faced with any surprises in your first year of trucking, you should prepare for anything that this job can throw at you. In this video, we’ll discuss some helpful tips to make your first year as a truck driver as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
First of all, your first year on the road is going to be the hardest. If you find yourself working for a mega-trucking company, they will cover all of the organizing with rental companies truck insurance companies, but your pay will most likely not be that great. Secondly, self-management is a very difficult thing to grasp for a lot of people.
You do not have a manager looking over your shoulder, and you need to be alone on the road for copious amounts of time. Once you reach a year of experience, however, you should jump over to a better-paying trucking company as soon as you can.