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Important Questions to Ask When Searching for Truck Driving Jobs

Trucking is a lucrative career in 2022, as shipping demands increase and more drivers are needed to transport loads over the road. 

From generous benefits to more time off, the job offerings differ from company to company, so how can you make the best decision for your lifestyle and career goals? 

In this blog post, we provide a wide range of questions to ask companies when searching for truck driving jobs! Let’s dive in.

Routes, Loads and Trucks

Truck drivers spend many hours on the road, which is important to take into consideration regarding how much time you plan to dedicate to your job. It’s also important to understand the types of vehicles you’ll be driving and what types of loads you’ll regularly haul.

Consider asking these questions when interviewing with different companies:

  • How many miles am I expected to drive each week/month?
  • How far will I be expected to travel?
  • What are the most common routes your drivers take?
  • What are your deadline policies for delivering loads?
  • What type of equipment do I need to start my job?
  • Will I have to unload the cargo in my truck?

Time Off

This is typically high up on many drivers lists of priorities when choosing a company to work with, especially if you have a family.

Here are some of the most important questions to consider:

  • What is your home-time policy?
  • Are off days consistent or do they change?
  • Are there any restrictions to how time-off is used?
  • Is paid vacation offered?
  • What is your policy regarding extra time off for emergencies, sick days, and appointments?

Pay and Benefits

Of course, you’ll want to be thorough when considering your lifestyle budget and how much you plan to earn as a truck driver.

  • What is the top earning potential of this position?
  • Are promotions/raises available?
  • Is healthcare coverage offered for my family?
  • Do you offer retirement and disability benefits?
  • Do you offer sign-on bonuses?

Important Questions to Ask When Searching for Truck Driving Jobs
Courtney L.
June 26, 2022

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