Aug 18, 2014
Anyone who's searched through the classifieds of a newspaper or sifted through the endless cycle of Kijiji ads looking for a job knows the feeling; The sight of a sparkling new employment opportunity, only to discover there's a minimum experience level required. The advice for newcomers is always the same; apply anyways! You never know what will happen, right?
That's great advice for everyone else, but unfortunately for new truckers, there's another obstacle to be overcome. In Alberta, two years' experience is usually the threshold requirement for insurance companies' preferred rates to kick in, and we all know money talks. Even with perfect scores at trucking school and a squeaky clean driving record, without those two years on your resume, breaking into the trucking industry can be an incredibly daunting task.
Nevertheless, there are some things aspiring truckers can do to help get their wheels on the road faster:
It's never easy breaking into a new industry, and trucking is no exception. But with the right headspace, tenacity, hard work (and a little help from Truckstr), it can be a manageable task that will get you on the road sooner than you may have thought.