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What To Look For When Choosing a Trucking Company

A Red Semi Truck with DSW Logo on the SideWhether you are a new driver or a seasoned one, choosing a trucking company is an important decision that will impact every aspect of your career. To find the right trucking company for your needs, you will first need to evaluate your short- and long-term driving and employment preferences. Once you have decided on your preferences, explore the options each company can offer you to find the best fit for your trucking career.

Advancement Options

Especially if you are new to trucking, your driving options may be more limited at first. Talk to potential employers about their experience requirements and the options open to new truckers. If you plan to stay in trucking as a long-term career, there are other factors to consider when selecting the right company. You want to work for a company that will let your career grow as you gain more experience in trucking. If you are interested in advancing your career in the future or pursuing specialized trucking options, discuss these interests with your potential employers as well to find a business that will support your career goals.

Routes and Time Away from Home

Two of the most influential factors in a trucker’s daily life are his route and the time spent away from home. Some truckers prefer a regular schedule or route, while others are comfortable with a mixed schedule that changes more often. Before searching for a trucking company, evaluate your own preferences regarding routes, miles run, and time you’d like to spend on the road. Determine your sticking points and the areas where you’re willing to compromise, then discuss these options with potential employers. Find out what you can expect on a day-to-day basis so you won’t be surprised or disappointed once you sign on.

DSW Arizona offers weekly pay, direct deposit of paychecks, and tuition reimbursement for recent CDL graduates in Tucson. If you would like to find out more about advancing your truck driving career as part of our fleet, please call (888) 266-7534 or contact us online today!

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