What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Gering:
Be patient it gets easier, take your time. You are the one that will have to deal with it if you screw up.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Columbus:
"On The Road Again."
You will be away from your home for weeks at a time. Don't expect to get home when you want to, you will get home when your company can get a load in that area. Your life becomes driving, dealing with government intrusion ie:DOT.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Cary:
"That The Pay Scale Did Not Increase Every 6 Months/Year."
Find a company that rewards you for your experience and dedication plus 3 yrs accident free, no loss or damage to equipment, with higher wages and any higher advancements within the company to excel and better serve the company and be more effective and productive in your own career, and the success of your company, that will invest in its employees to all achieve one common goal.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Lubbock:
"Be Ready To Work Long Hours."
Try to find a job that pays hourly not by the load or you could end up broke.
Truck Driver, Heavy / Tractor-Trailer in Crowley:
"Never Stop Learning."
Keep an open mind and listen to others. There is always some new trick to learn. When you think you know everything STOP DRIVING TRUCKS! Your ignorance will kill you or someone else.