Why is the trucking industry a good career choice?
There are many reasons why the trucking industry is appealing, because:
* it offers stable employment
* it offers a professional career
* there is minimal training time
* you do not need a college degree
* there is minimal training cost
* you have an opportunity to see the country
* you have a certain amount of independence and freedom
Why is there such a high turnover rate in the trucking industry?
There are many reasons why there is such a high turnover rate. Like any job, it has its pros and cons. Some people think getting a job as a truck driver is an easy way to make a living and
they underestimate the demands of the career. For others, personal circumstances or a health issue may require them to give up their career. And some simply make poor decisions and don’t take their job seriously enough.
What kind of benefits do trucking companies offer?
All of the trucking companies offer a full benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage. Some companies also offer company paid life insurance. Allcompanies offer a 401 (k) savings plan and most offer company-matched funds. Additional features and incentives vary from company to company.
I have a Felony, can I get hired?
The general policy is no, but there can be exceptions and it can be rather complicated. Before you proceed any further, we recommend that you:
* contact us and we can advise you
* do not sign any contract with any training school before investigating your hiring eligibility further
What is an LTL job?
LTL stands for less-than-truckload, which is a service offered by freight and trucking companies that haul cargo for shippers who only need a small shipment of goods delivered. Less-than-truckload carriers deliver multiple shipments at one time, but they are usually not delivered directly to a destination, like a full truckload. Tuck drivers pick up several small shipments and bring them back to a terminal. LTL shipments are transferred from truck to truck until they finally reach their destination.
How often will I get home?
This all depends on the type of job you are looking for; daily, every weekend, 3 weekends out of 4 each month are just a few options.
How often will I receive a paycheck from my employer?
Most companies pay every Friday and direct deposit is optional.
How many trucking companies are there in the US?
There are reported to be 1.4 million trucking companies in the US currently.
What is a DAC Report?
Your DAC Report is the history of your employment and all activities, such as an accident or a violation, during your career as a professional truck driver. It is continually updated and follows you when you move from company to company.