Without trucks there would be no construction. We don’t have the wherewithal now to use a horse and cart to transport construction materials. In fact, steel used in many buildings couldn’t be transported with horse and cart, unless you had a team of 100 or more horses working together. The twist is, whilst construction needs trucks and truck drivers, trucks and truck drivers don’t need construction to survive.
Trucks are used everywhere today. Whether it’s milk, bread and water, or cars, fuel, and furniture – there is a truck involved in the delivery process somewhere. And of course, that’s not the only good that is being transported. Trucks are involved everywhere, so if construction died tomorrow, truck drivers would still have plenty of work to occupy their lives.
The reality is that construction won’t be going away any time soon. It’s actually growing, and this is placing a great deal of demand on the trucking industry, as well as on truck driver numbers.
In many situations, construction truck drivers are very specialized. Cement trucks; low loaders that carry heavy equipment, or specially constructed steel products; and even dump truck drivers; need to be skilled at transporting that material, and working with others as part of a team to offload their cargo in the right places at the right time.
Construction truck drivers have a range of career options open to them. They can be strictly local, for example, as a dump truck or cement truck driver; or they can work as long distance drivers transporting heavy equipment, steel, and other building materials. As part of the construction industry, these drivers are well-respected and well-paid. If you’re interested in a career as a truck driver, and you have five weeks to spare, then talk to us – a truck driving career in the construction industry (or any other industry) could be waiting for you.