If you are considering the option of being a professional truck driver, take the decision seriously. However, it is a tough, demanding job and not a career that should be embarked upon on a whim.
For those who love being a professional truck driver, it is the best job in the world. It takes a certain personality and drive to be a long haul driver. The benefits can outweigh any drawbacks, if you fit the mold.
– Freedom. For those who do not mind being alone and work best without someone staring over their shoulder, this can be a good career choice. You must be self-motivated but for those who prefer to do things their own way, it may be a great fit.
– Travel. Seeing all parts of the country from the cab of a semi is what draws many to the job. Having an adventurous spirit that enjoys a change in scenery on a daily basis is a plus for any truck driver.
Truck driving can be a love it or hate it kind of job. It certainly is not for everyone. Because it does take training and special licensing, it is not something most will want to embark on as a temporary job.
– Long periods alone. For those who do long haul, you will be gone for days and sometimes, weeks at a time. Being alone is hard for some and being away from your family and friends can be tough.
– Long hours. Although you legally have to take a break, it is usually just to sleep and get back on the road.
Before deciding to become a truck driver you should talk to someone who has done it for several years. Then you can decide if truck driving is for you.