If you’re planning on a career as a local truck driver, then there are one or two special abilities that you may need to acquire. One of these is to develop a good knowledge of your local area – in particular, the road network. Local truck drivers are often involved with set delivery routes, and those deliveries have to be made. If there are traffic problems on the roads, then drivers need to be able to find alternate routes quickly. These routes will need to meet the delivery requirements of the trucking companies’ clients.
It is also important to have a good knowledge of parking regulations in your local area. In most cases, you can park in special parking areas, however, there will be times when you will have to park on roads, and you will need to follow parking regulations. Failing to do so will incur parking infringements – fines your employer won’t appreciate.
Local truck drivers are often the fittest of all truck drivers. This is due to the constant movement in and out of the cab and the work they do loading and unloading their trucks. Drivers will often have assistance to load their truck each morning, however, the unloading is often done by the driver alone. For those drivers who have a delivery run, this often achieved by hand delivering smaller units – for example, packages – to addressees.
One of the big benefits of local truck driving is the fact that you’re home each afternoon. Other benefits include the possibility of set runs – these are runs that you repeat every day, or every week. You build a customer relationship with those you deliver too, and this can add to the satisfaction of your job – they are not faceless strangers. Many local truck drivers have businesses as their clients – the goods you deliver become stock that is sold to their customers. If you’re looking for a satisfying truck driving job that has you home each day, then local truck driving could be your best option.