For any career, understanding the requirements of the job, as well as the impact it will have on your life, are crucial before deciding whether or not it is right for you. A truck driving job is one that comes with major lifestyle changes, so it’s not one to agree to if not prepared for the impact it will have on everything. Understanding the lifestyle and responsibilities of the typical truck driving job can allow you to decide if it’s the right choice.
A truck driving job is the exact opposite of a typical driving job or a job through a ride-sharing service. There is no ability to set your own hours, you have an extremely tight timeframe to complete the job in, and you will typically eat and sleep in the truck. There are many benefits, such as health insurance, a 401k plan, and a decent paycheck.
If you are a social person this may not be the job for you. Spending whole days on the road with only yourself could be extremely taxing. Be mindful of your need for social interactions before committing to the positon.
For additional information on the lifestyle and responsibilities of a truck driving job, please review the attached video.