A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs, Part 3

A Young Person’s Guide to Transportation Jobs, Part 3

9/25/2014 Umut Türker 2926 Times Read

There was a time when you did not know how to read; now you do. You do not know how to be a truck driver, so you will have to learn that, as well.

 

For better or for worse (perhaps for worse in this online age), you cannot effectively learn to be a truck online. You will have to go to a brick-and-mortar truck driving school. You can find such schools by going to the Local tab at Google+ to search for “truck driving schools” in your area. Many large trucking companies offer their own in-house training programs, or to subsidize or pay for such education. Thus, if you admire XYZ Trucking Company then you can approach them in learning how to become one of their truck drivers.

 

For better or for worse (perhaps for worse in the global age), you do have some leeway in selection but you do not have a tremendous amount of leeway. For example, if you live in the state of California, but admire a trucking school in the state of Montana then you can go there to learn how to be a trucker in the United States. In a similar (although slightly different) way, if you live in Australia then you can go to a trucking school in Vietnam. However, that will not help you if you want to learn about how to be a truck driver in Australia as there are many different rules, regulations and procedures involved between the two countries. Going to a trucking school in Vietnam would help you only if you want to be a trucker (also called a “truckie” in Australia and New Zealand, or “lorry driver” in various other Commonwealth countries).

 

In short, though, and as with anything on a global scale, it is impossible to describe everything about everything.