The trucking business is one of the most exciting industries in America. The business always gets a lot of attention from people who are interested in new careers. All that interest generates a lot of questions. Here are the most common questions that the team at National Truck Driving Jobs receives. If you have a different question or just want to clarify, we'd be glad to help. Just click Contact Us
Questions and Answers:
Question – Is trucking a good job or profession to be in, even in a bad economy?
Answer – Whether the economy is good or bad, trucks will always be shipping supplies from one place to another. There is a need for truck drivers in all sorts of markets.
Question – I am interested in getting my CDL license. What is the first step?
Answer – First, look in your area for truck driving schools. Check out their curriculum and make sure it is a valid school and a good fit for you. Go to our web page, NationalTruckDrivingSchools.com to help out. It will save you a lot of time and put you in touch with a lot of different trucking schools.
Question – Are there medical benefits for my family and me in trucking?
Answer – Yes. When checking out trucking companies to drive for, look into their benefit program. Every company has their own plan so make sure you and your family can live with those benefits.
Question – How much money I can make?
Answer – Drivers start out about $30,000 to $40,000. The longer you work for a company, the more you make. Drivers who have been in the industry for a few years can make over $80,000 a year. Drivers that train other drivers can make even more.
Question – How often can I get paid?
Answer – Most of the time, it’s once a week. There are a few companies that have a different pay schedule.
Question – How long am I out driving Over-The-Road before I can come home?
Answer – It depends on the job you take. Most drivers are gone for 1 to 2 weeks before getting back home. There are day jobs near your home or there are jobs that take you across the country. You choose what you want.
Question – How many truck drivers are there out there?
Answer – In the US, there are 3.2 million.
Question - Any Good Magazines to read?
Answer - Go to The Truckers Choice for a good read! The Truckers Choice Weekly is preferred by owner operators and fleet owners over any other truck trader commercial magazine. It is the truck paper of choice.