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Finding a good driving job

Introduction

If you are a student driver or just starting a new career in trucking, the one question on your mind is; how do I find a good company to work for? You will see and hear good things about driving jobs, but there are also some that are not so good. That is just the way the trucking industries works; everyone has an option. You will look up all kinds of different driving jobs, and there will be a lot of them. The beautiful thing about the job fairs on the Internet is that they will talk about the business or industry that you are looking into.

Driving job application

2Usually, after you are done filling out job application forms on the net, you will be more confused than when you started.
There is no such thing as a company making all their drivers happy, that don’t exist in this world. You will see one-half of the employees talking good about the enterprise and the other half talking bad about it. My question is if it is that bad then why are they still working there? There is always two sides to the story.

Here are some tips that will help you find an excellent driving career.

Find out how many years the company has been in service

We see all different types of trucks on the road today, so it is hard to decide which one would be good to work for. You could ask around and get the different options on various companies. Ask and see which ones stands out the most. Check out these Status Transportation Reviews and see for yourself a company that stands out a lot more than most of the other companies.

Check the starting pay rate and mileage rate

Some companies will start you low but will give you more per mile, and they offer a flat rate as well. Most companies will offer you sign on bonus pay before you start to work. However, this will be taken out of your pay at a slow rate per month. You can utilize the money to get supplies to start your new job.

On shift and home time

3Most of the road companies are long haul which is three weeks on and a day to get home; five days off and one day to get back to your truck. Some companies will try to get you as close as they can to your home for your time off, but sometimes this doesn’t work.