Browse available Truck Driver Jobs. A trucker is more than just someone earning his bread by driving a truck. Trucking is a serious business and it is something more of a passion to the veteran truck drivers out there. They take pride at getting whatever is to be hauled from point A to point B within time and safely. Life is not easy for one trucker with destinations sometimes more than few hundred miles apart. Staying overnight at highway motels and leaving at dawn only to drive till dusk- this is something which a professional trucker needs to accept and take in his stride.
Industrialized countries are all about raw materials, finished products and delivery to consumers. And rarely are these 3 points of an industry are located adjacent to each other. Transportation is vital to make sure that production and revenue run on schedule and in sync. And this is exactly where truck drivers come in at. They are the ones responsible for transporting large amounts of goods between points. These drivers are the life and blood of industries.
Not only are they responsible for transportation but also to any and every other happenstance which might come in during this period. They also need to know about the machine they are using, the truck itself. Any snags or technical issues in between are something that a trucker is expected to solve keeping in mind the schedule and routine.
There’s much more to being a trucker than just driving truck from one point to another. There are given schedules within which the trucker has to deliver the goods in the same condition in which it was taken. This time-frame is relaxed only in cases of definite obstacles in the way such as rough terrain or weather. Another aspect which needs to be kept in mind is that driving a truck is not like driving a min-van or any vehicle whatsoever. Especially if a trucker is driving an articulated truck instead of a simpler straight truck. Articulated trucks are the ones which are able to carry more loads over and require just that much more expertise and skill.
There are many other facets to being a trucker, some of which you need to know and understand beforehand. Following are some of the features and hazards which a professional trucker does on every assignment:
Every trucker needs to account for dire situations and factors. One of the most important aspects which they need to keep in mind is the truck itself. Veterans will say that a pro trucker is only as good as the machine he drives. One can only ask Alaskan truckers to learn what can happen if someone does not have the right expertise to deal with a dire situation.
Other than having high-school diploma or GED, there are a few other things which you will need to make sure that you end up on the right side of the lane. These are:
If you want to be a truck driver, you need to have the right licenses first. Trucks are what are known as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) and you’ll need a CDL to drive one. A CDL is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCDA) in USA. Considering that you already have a high school diploma, you can get a CDL after:
There are different types of licenses too, viz.
With the median pay for a trucker around $38,000 per annum or $18 per hour, you can expect something above $25,000 if you have a year or more of on-job training to show. With experience, you can expect to earn above $45,000 or more if you maintain a good record throughout.
Truckers are one of the most important parts of the suburban American society. With registered truck drivers amounting in more than 1,800,000 and an expected 10% growth in the years to come, you might be looking at quite a nice time to start becoming a trucker yourself.
Digital Media Communications | Aberdeen, SD
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GoPenske | Reading, PA
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Hancock OMJ | Upper Sandusky, OH
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Oldcastle Materials | Kissimmee, FL
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RailWorks Transit | Fremont, NE
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Dollar General | San Antonio, TX
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Covenant Transport | Front Royal, VA
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