Training for a new career takes an investment in the form of commitment, time, and money. Before deciding to change careers and make that investment, you need to be sure that your investment will deliver a decent return on that investment. Truck driving careers can be rewarding and they can be quite lucrative when it comes to your pay check. However, truck driving is not necessarily right for everyone.
From an outsider’s perspective, truck driving looks to be a rather easy occupation. After all, you just sit behind the wheel all day driving from A to B – what’s difficult about that? It’s an understandable view, but the reality is far different. Driving can be physically and mentally very draining, especially if you are driving in heavy traffic. A truck driver is not just ‘sitting behind the wheel’. The driver needs to be extremely alert, especially when it comes to what other drivers are doing.
Truck drivers have a schedule they need to stick to, road rules (and Department of Transport rules) that must be obeyed, and company policies that must be followed. A truck driver is responsible for their truck and its cargo from the moment they step into the cab until they arrive safely back at the depot – that can be a heavy responsibility, especially if you are transporting hazardous materials like fuels.
As a career, truck driving has its challenges and many find these to be harder than they first imagined. It’s always advisable to really check out a career before making any investment, especially when it comes to time and money. In fact, spending a little time investigating a career is a worthwhile investment in itself. At Diesel Truck Driver Training School we encourage those considering a truck driving career to call in and see us, look around the school, and perhaps talk to other students.
To facilitate this, we have been running free CDL preparation classes that help individuals test themselves and their suitability to a truck driving career. We currently have scheduled a free class at Sun Prairie WI on 05/05/2011 and LaCrosse WI on 05/19/2011. Both classes run from 9am to 3:30pm and are totally free. You will need to reserve a spot if you wish to attend, and you can do so by calling (800) 332-7364 – you can also find out more information on future dates and locations on that number.