A widespread discussion we are witnessing on almost every trucking forum is mainly approaching the difficulties rookies have when they are trying to decide what will be their next trucking company to begin their journey. Being a newbie, it is very easy to get lost in the process, and getting confused considering all the suggestions that can be found online on forums or articles.
Online research might not help you as much
It’s in our nature to want to stay informed, and it is normal for all of us to do some online research. This happens more often if you do not have a relative or a close person who is already in this business. You want to know as many things as possible about the trucking industry. Maybe you can ask for some beginner tips or tricks. This is where things go wrong, and it is why online research is mostly a bad thing to do.
Most of the times, there are two types of people who go to the internet. People like you who need information and people who are not satisfied, or have frustrations and they decide to make some rude comments on specific forums. In this kind of places, we find people who are insulting companies, create damaging content and often give wrong information about the trucking industry.
All of these people are always talking about conspiracy, bad treatment, but in reality, they just do not know how to handle their schedules, money or even personal life.
The secret: The answer is in you. You are the only one to determine whether or not you can be successful at this career.
Taking this statement into consideration, you should ask yourself if you want to start a career in trucking. It does not matter which company, working hours, or money. Yes, these are very important too, but all of them can come if you love what you are doing. So, if you need help online, talk to people about the experiences in the trucking industry, or why they decided to join. This way, you can learn and find out if this job is for you.
Do I have what it takes?
Drivers might tell you to stay away from their company, which could be a bad thing because maybe you thought that could be the perfect company for you. So what would you do now and what this teaches you?
Prove that you are a vital driver for your company. This is what makes you a good employee. And this is how you can get the company to level up. If you are a good driver, you can earn more, feel better, make friends faster, and so on. Do you have what it takes? Only you can get to now. Be good at it and show interest and you will have success!