Changing Lanes for Your Career

Erwin Oropesa

Truck driving is a growing field that attracts many applicants per year. Learning the ins and outs of CDL training and passing the tests is a must. Once those hurdles are taken care of, the jobs are plentiful and the pay is good. As a driver gains experience, he or she can begin to choose from jobs that will give them the most satisfaction and stability.

Finding What You Need

Of course, when you are a trucker you will need a truck to drive. You can save up and buy your own outright or you can look around for the best lease to own trucking company. You will also need to keep on hand personal items such as plenty of spare clothing, cash, vehicle safety gear such as flares, shower essentials and a first aid kit. It doesn’t hurt to have a good radio, either.

Getting Around

Having an up-to-date truck will make hauling loads much easier. If you decide to lease, you will get a vehicle with powerful engines, better fuel economy and potential amenities such as spacious sleeping areas. To make obtaining your truck even easier, you may also be able to take advantage of programs that offer no money down leasing.

Enjoy the View

One of the major draws of becoming a trucker is the opportunity to see the country and enjoy going to places that you may never have seen otherwise. Many trucking jobs involve driving coast to coast, so the scenery can change dramatically. An extra bonus is the fact that you can try out local foods at the nearest diners. But on a deeper level, gaining a true appreciation for the vast landscapes of the nation may also cause you to develop a slightly poetic philosophy on life. Spending time alone with your surroundings and learning to really depend upon and trust yourself can have that effect on anyone. Just embrace it and truck on!

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