If you are thinking about trucking as a career move then consider carefully if it is the job for you, because commercial truck driving isn’t for the faint-hearted. Let’s consider some of the pros and cons:
• When you are out there driving your truck on the highways of America you are your own boss. You have no one breathing down your neck telling you what to do.
• Truck driving lets you see a whole lot of the country, much more than most residents do in a lifetime. You’d get to go to places you would never have imagined existed and meet a whole lot of different people.
• When it comes to job stability there are few jobs that compare with truck driving. Even during the recent economic meltdown when job losses were at their peak, truck drivers were still in demand. Truck driving is a skill which provides a whole lot of options. Once you have a certain amount of experience, with a refresher course and an additional certification you can drive a variety of trucks and buses.
• Finally, it offers good earning potential especially if you get into long-haul truck driving.
• This is a profession which impacts your family life because it takes you away from home, often for weeks on end. You are deprived of the comforts of home and have to rely on meals on the road.
• If you get lonely and bored easily then truck driving is not for you.
• This profession does not provide much exercise. You are seated behind the wheel for hours on end.
The best way to decide if truck driving is a good career option for you is to speak with an experienced truck driver who can give you the rundown on the profession.