It’s that time of year where you may be having second thoughts about the career path that you are exploring in university or college. You may be coming to the conclusion that post secondary education may not be right for you.
You want a good paying job, but the time it’s going to take to get a degree or certificate for a “maybe” position in 4 years does not have the appeal it did in July.
You enjoy visiting new places in North America and you love road trips. Perhaps you are ready to consider a career in long haul trucking.
For the right type of person, long haul truck driving is a great job, but it’s not for everyone.
The Perfect Fit
The right type of person for long haul driving is self-motivated, loves travel, and enjoys being alone. It’s ideal for independent people who can work without supervision, and still get the job done.
There’s nobody out there on the road with you (except other drivers), so you’ll have to be able to spend long periods of time by yourself, with nothing but your thoughts and your playlist for entertainment.
The most important quality in a long haul driver, in our experience, is a love of travel. It’s not a job for homebodies. The best truck drivers enjoy the freedom of the open road, and while they might enjoy the comforts of home, are equally happy out on the road.
In Manitoba, you’ll need a Class 1 License to drive a transport truck, and undergo a regular medical examination. To work in the United States, you’ll need to be at least 21 years of age. You’ll need a good driving record, and in some cases you might have to pass a criminal background check and drug testing.
First Class Training Centre has instructors who can prepare you for your career on the road. We’re Manitoba’s Premiere Truck Driving School, and we have decades of hands-on experience in the business. If you’re ready for a well paying career without spending 4 years getting there, we should talk. Contact us Toll Free in Manitoba at 1-(855) 632-5302.