What to Consider Before Embarking on a Trucking Career – Business Web Club
Truckers can make six-figure wages. Maurice Bey of the popular YouTube channel The Helpful Trucker discusses what you need to consider before making the leap to a career in trucking.
The first thing you need to be aware of is that driving is not a long-term career. This is an physically and mentally challenging job. It’s more than just driving a truck. You need to have an exit plan in place before you start your first haul. You need to start saving for retirement with the first paycheck.
The process of trucking can be a long and tiring task. When you are working you’ll have be able to cut off time from loved ones and friends. You may be causing problems for your friends and family since you’re not around. Making friends or maintaining the marriage can be difficult.
It’s an occupation that is risky. It is a profession that pays by the mile, not by the complexity that comes with the job. You may not be able to predict the amount you’ll earn from week to week. If you have your own truck, then you need to prepare for unexpected issues such as repairs, sudden jumps in costs for fuel or the absence of customers.