I want to become a truck driver but don't know where to start. Can anybody give me some direction to help me get going?
*I am taking classes online.
Here is my history:
12/03-2/05 US Army
Deployed in Iraq
Heavy Equipment Operator
4/05-4/06 OWBF (a furniture place)
Local Box Truck Driver
8/06-12/06 Werner Enterprises
OTR Truck Driver
12/06-Present JB Hunt
OTR Truck Driver
I would really like to start working for a local company so that I can be home more often but I am concerned that when I finish my Bachelors degree next summer that no one will want to hire me because I have switched jobs too many times.
What do you think about this? Will moving to one final truck driving job make a difference in whether or not I can get hired as a software developer?
My boyfriend's father is a truck driver, and he said that he may consider doing the same. He figured that since he only makes about 45K per year after taxes, he'd probably make more with truck driving. He asked his father, but his dad has been doing it for about 25 years, and he doesn't remember what his starting salary was. So how much would you make if you were a truck driver, not the ones who drive cross-country, but the ones who drive within 12 or so hours of their main location? Thanks for any help!
I am interested in getting into truck driving. I was wondering if anyone knows of any companies, in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, that you will train you and place you with a company that does regional instead of OTR trucking for the contract period? I have a family and don't want to be gone for long, long periods of time. I would like to be home weekends. Can't afford truck driving school though but OTR really isn't a big option for me. Let me know if anyone out there has any suggestions!
I am thinking to become a truck driver and I am willing to drive anywhere in USA/Canada.I just don't want to drive more then 40 hours a week.I'm talking about a big truck.Can I be forced to work more then 40 hours a week?
I know I wont get paid as much but I don't care.
I am tired of running all over the country, sitting in truck stops waiting on Dumbassed dispatchers to find loads. I would like to still drive but closer to home and maybe even part time. Any answers?
I have family, and hate to be away for an extended times.
I have asked around a bit and I get different responses from people. I am working but getting burned out. I have a wife and 3 kids. So if I do this will I ever see them? Or is there a chance I can get a regional route with companies or local routes? Regional is usually home on the weekends, right? Any input would be great full, thank you!
I know there are a ton of huge companies looking for drivers. What would I need to offer drivers to keep a small fleet of 5 to 10 trucks running regional. What I want is for drivers to want to work for me. That way I can avoid the high turnover that plauges the industry. I am not trying to get rich, just provitable.
I have been a driver for 20 years and currently live in texas. the oil fields have slown down alot so i was thinking of finding work in ausstrailia. When I was younger I looked into it and I know I have to have a jod befor I could come. So is there work, avg pay is it more expensive there etc any advice would help thanks
Is this a good job in your opinion?
How long are they usually on the road, and how long do they usually get to have off?
Is it hard finding work?
I am thinking about getting my CDL's and becoming a driver of some type. Like at UPS or FedEX hopefully driving a semi to and from regional facilities of some type hopefully.
I've had my high school diploma since 2009. I have work experience but only in retail.
Are driving jobs scarce?
Excuse my typo.
Is it hard finding truck driving work...
I am 21.
Looking for trucking jobs that pay hourly wages instead of cpm.
Good companies,not like CRST,Swift,Schneider or JB Hunt. I hold a current Michigan driver's license CDL-A Non-Hazmat with Tank Endorsement. Willing to learn tankers. Experience of 3.5years on Refrigirated freight. Presently employed at Werner. Again, looking for jobs that pay hourly wages not C.P.M thanks.
Please list all the steps I need to accomplish such as tests, training, truck driving school, etc.
Such as what tests to take, etc. Do i need to go to truck driving school first or pass the test first??? Please list all the steps I need to do.
I'm a burned out dental hygienist and want to begin a new career. Truck driving has sounded appealing to me lately. I'm currently living in Nebraska, but am a south Texan. I want to find a career that would allow me to go back and forth so I can still call both places home. Any ideas on what I could do for a living to make this possible?? How hard is it to drive a semi and get a CDL ???
I am retired army. Trucking business is horrible right now. I live in leavenworth kansas. right outside of ft. leavenworth.
So i have a couple questions...first and foremost i know i would be doing a lot of driving..i love driving though and it's the only thing i'm really good at. I deliver now, i've driven across the country, to canada, florida...one time i even drove from oklahoma city to philadelphia without stopping (27 and half hours..i know that wasn't safe)
so that parts def fine with me. I only drive stick and i'm up to the challenge of learning how to drive a big rig..
the only thing that bothers me is i dont like to be away from my sig other so much...so
are there truck driving jobs that i can take without driving over the road like regional or statewide?..being a new driver
and how readily available are those jobs?
I also hear that some companies will let you partner up with your husband/wife? I'd like to get more insight on that?
and also how many female truck drivers are there?
and is being a female truck driver at truck stops any more unsafe than being a male one?
anything else to add?
um i work 60 hrs a week now ...ok to philly was my vacation so i wasnt racing (just trying to get the point across that i can drive long distances and dont care)
go back to school? i dont really fit in in the business world for one and two i dont really have a bunch of money to spend on college. not only that but to make more than i currently make i would need at least a batchaelors and what exactly would i get that in?
the reason im considering the field is because i enjoy driving and even though i make alright money now i dont get great benefits, vacation or 401k and that was something im looking for.
to clarify im not the one who gave you a thumbs down and how dare you even think that you'd hurt my feelings..
let me just add a few more details to your smart a$$....where do you get off correcting my spelling?..im on the internet, not writing a friggin midterm paper...second off why don't you mind your business with where i want to live. I don't feel like spending a fortune on a new house, i don't want to fix an old one. I don't want to live in a townhouse but I would like my yard to be taken care of. I don't know where you live (probably xenia, ohio or something) but where i live we don't have trailer parks they're modular home parks and they're actually a bit classier than trashy.
are you trying to stalk me? why are you so concerned with where I live?
get a life, you're pathetic and you really think i gave you a thumbs down..it was more likely somebody else who found your initial remarks rude...
i don't waste my time going that intimately over people's responses you should know that if you're so d**n curious about my other questions..half the time i don't even pick a best answer.
and you're the messiah??
decided to snoop over your crap and realized that you're nothing but an annoying little teenager..after all not many old truck drivers listen to nofx and give crappy advice on guitar equipment.
and what's this descend to heaven with me??
you're a freak or a loser pretending to be a crazy freak and i don't have time for people like you so do everybody on here a favor and never answer or ask a question again.
Im looking for a job, and I like trucks. I like the sound, the smell of Diesel and the feeling of being in a big vehicle and I would live to pull the horn. Ive driven a standard before and I have mechanical and very good driving knowledge
I got my CDL license from lineman school and am trying to get a apprentice lineman job but it's a long process. I'm considering taking advantage of my new license and driving a truck, I was wondering if trucking companies hire people without any trucking experience that did not go to truck driving school?
I have a Class A CDL. I graduated from a Truck Driving School but I have no driving experience. I'm working a job that doesn't require a CDL . I want to change careers and get behind the wheel. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice how to get stated or know of any refresher courses or accelerated courses ?