Truck Driver Expectations
The Trucking Career Starting Point
Truck drivers can expect many different opportunities with a career in the trucking industry. You’ll hear the term ‘OTR’ when talking about the types of trucking jobs that are available. OTR just means over-the-road truck driving, and it’s sometimes called ‘long haul’ trucking. Most truck drivers that have an OTR driving position are usually out on the road from a week to three weeks at a time. For most people that have never driven a truck before and are looking to get into the trucking industry, an OTR position is the easiest way to get some experience and begin a new career as a professional truck driver. You’ll see the country and learn the way of life on the road during your first year – and you’ll be getting paid well to do it!
Building A Career With Over-the-Road Truck Driving
As an OTR driver, you’ll be learning the ways of the truck driver and seeing new places almost every day. For professional truck drivers, the first year in the trucking industry is the most important. During that first year, you’ll gain experience and get prepared for future opportunities. Once you have a year of OTR driving experience, you’ll be able to consider other routes and types of truck driving jobs, such as a local route driver, a driver trainer, or LTL truck driving opportunities. This is what you can expect during the first year of your new career as a professional truck driver.
You’ll be a well-paid, over-the-road professional truck driver. And after 12 months of experience, you’ll have opportunities to make even more money and choose the type of truck driving job that fits you best.