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How to Find the Best Trucking Job

Mar 1, 2008
Now that you have decided to be a truck driver, you have another puzzle to solve. That is, how to find a best suitable job! It is not very tough to find a fitting job for yourself if you follow a few simple tips. There are many positions available in the market and it depends upon your skill, knowledge and experience, to pick the kind of job you want for yourself.

Before you get set for your interview just wait and think about what type of truck driving job you want for yourself. It is not just about getting behind the wheel. You have to know how comfortable you are with long hauls and short hauls. Which one of these two is more preferable for you? Would you like to be involved in the process of pickup and delivery of the loads you carry in your truck? Would like to be an owner? Do you plan to be a manger in the same field in the future? Once you have got an answer to all these questions you need to find the companies that suit your requirements.

As you find suitable companies for yourself you should investigate as to how long the company has been in the business? How well has it performed in the past? Where are its headquarters? Do they specialize in any field? Has it been involved in any lawsuits? If yes, then why was it involved? What are your chances of making it to your dream position in the company?

You can find in more details about your preferable truck companies by talking to the drivers who work in them. Do not make an opinion of the company based upon the feedback tat you get from one or two drivers. You should talk to a whole lot of them to get a clear picture. There are all sorts of forums and bulletin boards for truck drivers online as well. If you are comfortable with the Internet, then you can join those forums and get to know more about the company. There you will also find many truckers who will be willing to answer your questions. Another place where you can catch hold of quite a lot of truck drivers is Truck Stop. Here you can gather the "inside scoop" of a truck driving company.

After you have gathered all the information of the company you are interested in, you need to create a resume for yourself. A resume is very essential for any type of job. If you wish to get an upper hand over the other applicants then you should approach the company with a professional CV. In your CV, you should highlight the qualities that the company is looking for in a candidate.

Some areas that you can highlight in your resume are your safe driving record, any specialized training that you have received, computer skills, an on the mark delivery record, your acquired customer service skills during delivery, physical capabilities and familiarity with trucking regulations at state as well as federal level. Present trucking industry offers great packages. If you have a good history that shows that you do not have the habit of jumping from one job to the other then you should definitely highlight it in your resume.
These are a few points that you can follow while performing a job search for truck drivers to get the best suited job for yourself.
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