You have just graduated from trucking school, and the time has come to interview with Tucson trucking companies. Though interviews in any industry are similar, there are a few differences to be prepared for when interviewing with a trucking company.
Know Your Route Preference
Many successful trucking companies have driving routes all over the country for several different companies. When you go into your interview, it is best to know how far you are willing to drive, and how long you are prepared to stay out on the road. Many Tucson trucking companies wish to give their employees ample time at home, but they may not always be able to provide your preferred schedule. You need to know ahead of time how much you and your family can handle your absence.
Gain as Much Experience as Possible
Though many trucking companies offer training programs, you must still have your commercial driver’s license (CDL), preferably Class A, to apply to most companies. If you can add more driving experience on top of your CDL, then you can go into your interview more confident in your chances. Even if you do not have much professional experience, though, you can still show various endorsements and test scores from your CDL trucking school to show your understanding.
No matter what job or company you apply to, you should always be professional. Dress in well-fitting and professional clothes. Make sure you are clean and well-kept. Enter your interview confident, yet do not boast. This is considered very unprofessional and is a turn-off to many potential employers. Speak clearly, and be prepared to answer various interview questions about your skills, past employment, hypothetical situations, and your career goals.
If you have been looking for a lucrative career in trucking, call DSW Drivers at (888) 266-7534. We have several opportunities for truckers to gain career and life experience as they travel the open road. We provide paid training and tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Call or visit us online to learn more.