Is Truck Driving For Me?

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.

World’s Largest Truck Convoy 2012

Join First Class Training Centre on September 15, 2012, and many other army of truck drivers at the World’s Largest Truck Convoy in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Special Olymics Manitoba athletes.

Location: Oak Bluff at 11am and will travel counterclockwise around the Perimeter Highway (Hwy#101).

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy® is an international project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) working in conjunction with members of the trucking industry.

Last year, Manitoba’s convoy was the third largest in North America in terms of both, money raised and participants.  This year their goal is to make the Manitoba convoy the largest in North America.

Watch the 2011 Convoy

Job Opening – Class 1 Driving Instructor

Tired of being on the road? Want to be home every night and every weekend? Interested in mentoring future drivers? We are hiring and want to talk to you.

First Class Training Centre Inc is currently seeking Class 1 Driving Instructors. This person must have a passion for driving and the desire to share their knowledge and expertise of a professional driving career. We are in need of a reliable invidual who is dedicated to providing a supportive and learning environment.

If you’re a professional driver looking for a career change, First Class Training Centre will train you to become a permitted instructor, and start a new career as a Class 1 Driving Instructor.

Send your resume to one of the following:

Fax: 204-632-5329
Mail: First Class Training Centre, PO Box 98 Stn L Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Z4