If you are looking for a new career, there may be some opportunities in places you haven’t thought to look. Truck driving and hauling is a booming industry and constantly on the hunt for quality drivers to keep their wheels rolling. Though truck driving may seem conventional, it offers many eclectic and unique opportunities you can’t experience any place else.
If you have a spirit of wanderlust, a career behind the wheel could be your perfect match. Being a truck driver allows you to see the country’s marvels and get paid while doing it! Although CDL truck driving does require extensive time away from home, if you find enjoyment in travel, this is a great opportunity for you.
As a trucker, you are at the helm of America’s support system. From food to pharmaceuticals, the country heavily relies on the transportation of their goods to keep their business operating (aka job security!). Thus, it’s your responsibility to ensure each product is delivered on time and in excellent condition. So if you work well under the pressure and stress of deadlines and can confidently navigate weather conditions, road construction and heavy traffic, trucking may be your calling!
Furthermore, starting a trucking career doesn’t require a four year degree and earning your Commercial Driver’s License is relatively simple. There are multiple driver training schools available, and some like America Truck Driving School and Road Masters offer programs that can be completed in as few as four weeks. During training, you will undergo a combination of classroom testing and hands on practice to ensure safety and competency on the road. Within a short period of time, you will be headed down a path toward your new career.
Trucking could also be a fitting job option if you crave independence and variety in your schedule and despise being walled in by a cubicle. In this position, you are the captain of your ship. From music choice to the amount of breaks you take, as long as marks are hit and deliveries are efficient, you are free to conduct your work schedule in the way that best suits you.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a truck driver, we would love for you to call Oakley home. Please visit our website, oakleytransport.com, or feel free to contact one of Oakley’s recruiters at 888-791-2309. They would love to welcome you aboard the family and kick start you to a new, great career!