Let’s be real here: everyone knows that the job market in the United States is currently pretty limited. However, there is one industry in the country that is almost always hiring and doesn’t even require a college degree: heavy haul trucking.
Heavy haul service is incredibly important in the United States, transporting all kinds of different goods to businesses across the nation. In fact, research shows that approximately 70% of all freight tonnage transported in America is moved by some kind of heavy haul trucking company. Without heavy haul trucking, there would only be 30% left!
While it is not the most glamorous job, working for heavy haul companies still has managed to attract plenty of workers from all walks of life. Research shows that by 2012, over 1 million men AND women were employed in the heavy haul transportation industry. That’s right, ladies. Trucking is most definitely not just for men.
If you’re thinking about trying to get a job in the heavy haul trucking industry, here are some tips to get you started!
Finding a Job in Heavy Haul Transportation:
- The first thing to do when looking for any new job is to research the company. You may find that some heavy haul companies may appeal to you more than another, or one may have certain benefits that fit your lifestyle more (i.e. medical benefits for you and your family). It’s also a good idea to see if you can find any job reviews from people who have actually worked at certain companies so you get a worker’s perspective of what it’s like.
- Once you have a few companies in mind, call in or stop by to ask about the job application process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the company while visiting either!
- Many people seem turned off by the idea of working in heavy haul trucking because they don’t sit down and really think about the benefits. If you’re a person who likes to move around and see new places, you could really have a blast working for a heavy haul trucking company! In fact, research shows that an average heavy haul truck can cover approximately 8,000 miles in only one month! You can meet so many new people along the way in your travels.
Have you or anyone you know ever worked in the heavy haul trucking industry? Tell us what it was like in the comments below!